Rooted deeply at the heart of digitalisation, the production of heat and power has far-reaching impact on both our environment and future.
A Combined Heat & Power Plant (or CHP plant) is the type of power plant that generates electricity and captures the otherwise wasted thermal energy to be used for heating. The sustainable production of heat and power is achieved when the right energy sources are selected, as well as operation and maintenance of the plants are professionally managed and executed. The modern CHP plant utilizes a waste energy sources and low carbon fuels in production while reducing the emissions with high efficiency flue gas cleaning and carbon dioxide recovery. CHP plants are operated remotely and with knowledge-based maintenance management with digital solutions, such as remote monitoring, ensures efficient production of the plant during its lifetime. CHP Plants are facing exiting times as new CO2-free raw materials and the increasing complexity of the heat distribution network will raise the demand for CHP expertise to a new level.
When plant operation is optimized with smart technology used by industry experts, efficiency and safety increases.
Operation becomes even more efficient when additional data from processes is collected with IoT sensors and analysed with machine learning applications.
Data helps operation and maintenance crews make the right decisions. The supply of power and heat must be uninterrupted and safe – every hour of every day.
A smart CHP plant is closely connected to the surrounding smart city to provide the apporpriate output of energy and heating for businesses and homes. Energy industry experts operate and maintain the plant efficiently, making sure that there is minimal downtime in the critical supply of heat and electricity.
By using the latest IoT and AI tools and by selecting the right energy sources, we can: