As a pioneer in decentralised clean energy investments, BVT launched its structured finance platform for Combined heat and power (CHP) in the early 1990ies via Public Private Partnerships (PPP) with municipal utility companies to supply local business parks with heat and power.
With a total 447 MW electric and 1168 MW thermal capacity, BVT has so far invested a total of USD 1.36 billion in this sector and continues to see attractive investments opportunities.
In a rapidly changing energy market, CHP is the most efficient process to capture heat as a by-product of the electricity generation process. By generating heat and power simultaneously, CHP can reduce carbon emissions by up to 30% compared to the separate means of conventional generation via a boiler and a seperate power station. The heat generated during this process is supplied to an appropriately matched heat demand.This allows heat and electric requirements to be met via on-site distributed generation.
For many industrial sites, CHP is the first on-site measure offering the most significant single opportunity to reduce energy costs and to improve environmental performance with existing users of CHP typically enjoying energy cost savings of around 20%.