TotalGEN’s financial approach controls energy pricing by generating power and steam at the plant independent of outside sources. In short, TotalGEN produces the plant’s energy on an outsourced basis, with minimum savings of 25% annually, by installing and operating a combined heat & power facility contiguous to the plant.
How does it work? By looking at capital project funding from an entirely different point of view.
The CHP benefits
Reduce plant energy costs by ~25%
Replace expensive grid power
TotalGEN builds / own / operates facility
Low cost steam capacity expansion
Substantially lowers plant carbon intensity
Combined Heat & Power Plant
The captured exhaust heat creates a system that converts up to 90% of the heat energy CHP has power consumed/power delivered ratios that can exceed 90% - far surpassing efficiencies of conventional processes for power and steam generation. This translates to significant energy cost savings and greatly reduced carbon intensity per gallon of ethanol produced.
This TotalGEN Services model is transformational. The incremental financial benefits of this approach far exceed any other methodology targeting cost/gallon price reductions.