The long-term benefits and quick return on investment already made combined heat and power a wise choice
for large facilities. These added incentives from SGIP will make the decision that much easier...
Carson City, Nevada (PRWEB) October 24, 2011
Now is the time to consider combined heat and power for significant energy savings.
Elite Energy Systems, LLC (http://www.eliteenergysys.com), an industry leader in internal combustion combined heat and power (CHP—also known as cogeneration) systems, announced today that its EnviroGen® Energy Modules are eligible for California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), which provides incentives to support existing, new, and emerging distributed energy resources.
Under the new guidelines of SGIP approved by the California Public Utilities Commission on September 8, 2011, CHP systems, like Elite’s, powered by reciprocating internal combustion engines are eligible for a rebate of up to $500 per kilowatt. Where Elite’s CHP systems utilize biogas, rebates are available up to $2,500 per kilowatt. It is anticipated that grant applications can be submitted as early as November 15, 2011. Elite will help SGIP candidates with the grant application process.
For projects under 30 kW, 100 percent of the incentive will be paid upfront. For projects over 30 kW, 50 percent of the incentive will be paid upfront with the remaining 50 percent paid based on actual kWh production over the first five years. Incentive payment is capped at 3 MW. In order to be eligible for a SGIP rebate, all systems must be new and in compliance with all applicable performance and safety standards.
Properly sized and engineered Elite modules meet these standards. SGIP began in 2001 and stands as one of the single largest and longest-running distributed generation incentive programs in the country with over 1,421 on-line projects and over 421 MW of rebated capacity. Initially conceived as a peak-load reduction program, SGIP seeks to stimulate the installation of clean and ultra-efficient energy generation technologies.
Elite’s patented EnviroGen® Energy Modules are powered exclusively by Caterpillar natural gas, diesel, or biogas fueled engines. These energy efficient, low-emission CHP solutions feature sound attenuated enclosures, watertight construction, and removable door and roof panels for maximum serviceability. Elite’s unique skid system allows for multiple modules to be placed on one platform to maximize performance while minimizing space requirements. Elite modules are among the most cost effective and energy efficient CHP systems on the market providing significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
“Elite is proud to offer products that are eligible for this beneficial incentives program,” said Kirk Fowkes, vice president of sales and business development. “Our EnviroGen® systems are an excellent way for large energy users to secure massive savings on heat and electricity while making a positive impact on the environment.
“The long-term benefits and quick return on investment already made combined heat and power a wise choice for large facilities. These added incentives from SGIP will make the decision that much easier. There is no better time than now to consider CHP as part of a sustainable energy strategy.”
For further information about SGIP and Elite’s products please contact: Kirk Fowkes, kfowkes(aT)eliteenergysys(dot)com, 916-467-6606; or Paul Beck, pbeck(at)eliteenergysys(dot)com, 619-518-0447.
About Elite Energy Systems, LLC
Elite Energy Systems, LLC (Elite) provides combined heat and power (CHP—also known as cogeneration) solutions to commercial and industrial energy users to reduce energy costs, emissions and carbon footprint. Elite’s modules are designed and custom-built to meet specific energy needs and provide expedited return on investment with long-term savings. Caterpillar engines fueled by natural gas, diesel, or biogas power Elite’s CHP modules. Elite also provides customized control systems and offers custom fabrication, manufacturing, and packaging options. Elite can provide a no-charge energy evaluation to determine if CHP can reduce facility utility costs—call (775) 246-8111 or visit http://www.eliteenergysys.com for more information.
To download flyers about the company, its products and projects please visit Elite’s website and click on the “Download Files” footer for a complete listing, including a new series of informational articles labeled “CHP 101”.