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Announcing the END of the Central Power Plant / Centralized Power / Utility-controlled 
Business Model and Beginning of:

Decentralized Energy  *  Dispersed Generation  *  Distributed Energy Resources

Micro-Grids  *  Net Zero Energy


"Net Zero Energy" to Become $1.3 Trillion/year Industry by 2035


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What is a Central Power Plant?

A central power plant is, without doubt, the worst method for power generation because they are highly;

* inefficient
* expensive
* polluting

Central power plants are typically owned by electric utilities for the purposes of generating power (electricity). Because central power plants are highly polluting (mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and other hazardous air pollutants / greenhouse gas emissions) - or use other highly toxic "fuel" (i.e. radioactive fuel rods), they are located far away from the load centers (customers).

Some central power plants may be well over 100 miles from the customers they serve. Central power plants waste an enormous amount of useful heat energy. Because electric utility companies are only interested in generating electricity (kWh's), they do not utilize "waste heat recovery" equipment. As a result, central power plants are only about 28% to 40% efficient - meaning these power plants waste 60% to 72% of the original energy used in generating the power. This is very costly - both economic and environmental.

The alternative to central power plants is decentralized "decentralized energy" (DE) or "dispersed generation" power and energy systems where the power AND useful heat energy can be utilized by the customer. This means customers will have their own highly-efficient, non-polluting onsite power generation systems, typically being CHP Systems.


Our Energy Master Planning and Demand Side Management solutions, coupled with our
Clean Power Generation systems will help transform our client's operations, facilities and bottom-line
by updating their business into a "
Net Zero Energy" operation and simultaneously provide;

Increased power reliability
Reduced power and energy expenses
Elimination of Electric Utility Demand Charges
The option to go with an Off the Grid energy solution
Reduce or eliminate your emissions & environmental risks

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Buildings of the Future  *  EcoGeneration  *  Net Zero Energy  *  Solar Cogeneration  Trigeneration










What are CHP Systems?

A CHP System - also known as a cogeneration plant, is the simultaneous production of power and thermal energy.

Stated another way, a CHP System integrates an onsite, "decentralized energy" (DE) or "dispersed generation" power and energy system with thermally-activated power and energy technologies such waste heat recovery and/or absorption chillers for heating and/or cooling applications.

The Business Model of "Central Power Plants" is a failed model due to the following failures of Central Power Plants and the electric utilities and other companies that own or operate them. Central Power Plants are:

The alternative to Central Power Plants are "Dispersed Generation" power and energy systems.  Dispersed Generation power and energy systems are;

NOTE:  The above can be affected by a number of variables can affect the above.  We can provide the turnkey solution and installation for clients in the 500 kW to 10 MW range.  Our front-end engineering design and economic analysis determines the optimum solution for our clients, that takes into account the client's location, operation/business and how the client uses power and energy and their existing electric and natural gas rates. All of which play an important role regarding the client's return on investment.


What is "Dispersed Generation"?

Dispersed Generation is similar to Decentralized Energy - which is the opposite of "centralized energy."  Dispersed Generation is defined as the efficient deployment of clean, efficient and renewable power, which are located near a "load center" and are in the 10 MW to 150 MW to as much as 300 MW range. 

Our new company is  focused in solving power problems in the 1 MW to 30 MW range as well as providing solutions for the "demand side management" market opportunities.

The Problems and Opportunities with USA's Present Electrical Grid, Power Supply, Power Generation, "Central Power Plants" and "Centralized Energy."

Dispersed Generation
power plant's multiple advantages over Central Power Plants:

Our Dispersed Generation power plants provide clean, renewable power for cities and other load centers that eases the congestion of the grid and prevents blackouts and brownouts. Our company plans to develop Dispersed Generation assets located near load centers - where we design, build, own, operate and maintain natural gas fueled CHP systems.

We provide generator sales and service, energy and power engineering services and energy master planning services. This includes custom-packaging of engines and generators (Engine Generator Sets) such as the one below, to optimize the return on investment for our customers.

We can design and custom-package an onsite power generation system that is tailored to your facility's specific power and energy previous 12-36 months historical energy use. With our client's input, we also provide projections into future energy use and then custom-package a power and energy solution that:

Call/email us if you are seeking an Energy Master Plan or a customized onsite power generation solution for your facility's power and energy requirements - or to tour of one of the facility's where we can design and build a customized Engine Generator Set or CHP system for your business.


Running on "green fuel" such as Biomethane, B100 Biodiesel, Synthesis Gas or natural gas, our CHP Systems are the greenest "clean power generation" systems available.

Our clean power generation systems are a superior "micro-grid" and demand side management solution for data centers, hospitals, universities, municipal utility districts and new real estate developments/subdivisions seeking "net zero energy" solutions. 

With Natural Gas prices now running well +/- $4.00/mmbtu, our Clean Power Generation plants generate  power for a fuel cost at about $0.04/kWh.  With operations & maintenance added in - we generate power for less than a nickel or $0.055/kWh - or, anywhere from 50% to 75% less than your present electric rates.

We also provide energy independence from the "dirty" power grid with its high unreliability, black-outs and sky-rocketing electric power prices.  

CHP Systems (Cogeneration and Trigeneration) Plants 
Have Very  High Efficiencies, Low Fuel Costs & Low Emissions

The Effective Heat Rate is Approximately 
4100 btu/kW & System Efficiency is 92% Plant.

The CHP System below is Rated at 900 kW and Features:
(2) Natural Gas Engines @ 450 kW each on one Skid with Optional 
Selective Catalytic Reduction
system that removes Nitrogen Oxides to "non-detect."


CHP Systems may be the best solution for your company's economic and environmental sustainability as we "upgrade" natural gas to clean power with our clean power generation solutions.

Emissions Abatement solutions reduce Nitrogen Oxides to "non-detect" which means our CHP Systems can be installed and operated in most EPA non-attainment regions!


About us:

We develop clean power generation assets.  As a developer, we oversee and manage all aspects of the clean power project, from project inception, engineering and economic feasibility, Engineering Procurement Construction, Power Purchase Agreement, fuel procurement, utility interconnection, off-take agreements, through commissioning and long term service agreement. Our work is performed on a strict adherence to "vendor-neutrality." We are client and project focused and seek to maximize our client's return on their investment while simultaneously minimizing their operational expenses and environmental exposure.

For qualified clients we will design, build, finance, own, operate and maintain a new:

Clean Power Generation


Onsite Power Generation

Organic Rankine Cycle


Waste Heat Recovery

energy system, through a Power Purchase Agreement that guarantees
a minimum 10% reduction in our client's energy expenses.

(NOTE: Engineering and related interim project development expenses may be at client's expense but will be refunded 
at the close of Power Purchase Agreement or other project financing. Some of our engineering and EPC services 
may be provided by one of our Top-ranked ENR Engineering Procurement Construction partner companies.)

To receive a preliminary no-obligation review of your energy, engineering or project plans, 
send an introductory email to us at the following email address:



What is "Cogeneration"?

Did you know that 10% of our nation's electricity now comes from "cogeneration" plants?

And because cogeneration is so efficient, it saves its customers up to 40% on their energy expenses, and provides even greater savings to our environment through significant reductions in fuel usage and much lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Cogeneration - also known as “combined heat and power” (CHP), cogen, district energy, total energy, and combined cycle, is the simultaneous production of heat (usually in the form of hot water and/or steam) and power, utilizing one primary fuel such as natural gas, or a renewable fuel, such as Biomethane, B100 Biodiesel, or Synthesis Gas.

Cogeneration technology is not the latest industry buzz-word being touted as the solution to our nation's energy woes. Cogeneration is a proven technology that has been around for over 120 years!

Our nation's first commercial power plant was a cogeneration plant that was designed and built by Thomas Edison in 1882 in New York. Our nation's first commercial power plant was called the "Pearl Street Station."

What is "
Decentralized Energy"?

Decentralized Energy generates the power and energy that a residential, commercial, municipal or industrial customer needs, onsite, for their home or business. 

Today's electric utility industry was "born" in the 1930's, when fossil fuel prices were cheap, and the cost of wheeling the electricity via transmission power lines, was also cheap.  "Central" power plants could be located hundreds of miles from the load centers, or cities, where the electricity was needed. These extreme inefficiencies and cheap fossil fuel prices have added a considerable economic and environmental burden to the consumers and the planet.

Centralized energy is found in the form of electric utility companies that generate power from "central" power plants. Central power plants are highly inefficient, averaging only 33% net system efficiency.  This means that the power coming to your home or business - including the line losses and transmission inefficiencies of moving the power - has lost 75% to as much as 80% energy it started with at the "central" power plant.  These losses and inefficiencies translate into significantly increased energy expenses by the residential and commercial consumers.

What is
Demand Side Management?

According to the Department of Energy, Demand Side Management or "DSM," refers to those "actions taken on the customer's side of the meter to change the amount or timing of energy consumption. 

Utility DSM programs offer a variety of measures that can reduce energy consumption and consumer energy expenses. Electricity DSM strategies have the goal of maximizing end-use efficiency to avoid or postpone the construction of new generating plants." Therefore, Demand Side Management, is the process of managing the consumption of energy, generally to optimize available and planned generation resources.

While not every business is a candidate for onsite power generation, such as an onsite cogeneration or trigeneration energy system, however, your company may be a great candidate for other energy-saving solutions. One of these is Demand Side Management or "DSM". We help commercial, industrial and utility clients by providing cost-effective Demand Side Management solutions.

What are "
Distributed Energy Resources"?

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) are small, modular, energy generation and energy storage systems and technologies that provide electric capacity or thermal energy (i.e. hot water, chilled water, steam) where and when a commercial or industrial client requires.

Typically, Distributed Energy Resources generate less than 10 MW (megawatts).  

Distributed Energy Resources are highly flexible and adaptable, and can therefore, be sized to meet any customer's specific power and energy requirements, at the customers facility or business.

As they are flexible and adaptable for nearly any customer's specific requirements, DER systems can be installed to operate with the local electric grid, or be designed and installed "grid-free" without connecting to the electric grid in island or stand-alone mode.

Distributed Energy Resources' technologies include those that end America's dependence on foreign oil, and therefore include;

How are Distributed Energy Resources systems and technologies used?

Distributed Energy Resources systems can be used in several ways including managing/reducing energy expenses and ensuring reliable power by augmenting your current energy services. 

Distributed Energy Resources systems also enable a facility to operate independently of the electric power grid, whether by choice or out of necessity. 

Distributed Energy Resources improve a customer's "carbon footprint" by significantly reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and increasing overall energy efficiency.

Utilities can use Distributed Energy Resources technologies to delay, reduce, or even eliminate the need to obtain additional power generation, transmission, and distribution equipment and infrastructure.  At the same time, DER systems can provide voltage support and enhance local reliability.

Distributed Energy Resources are an ideal "demand side management" solution.

How do I know if
Distributed Energy Resources systems and technologies are the right choice for my facility?

In today's economy and increasing pressure for businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, there are several economic and environmental factors making Distributed Energy Resources a serious option and alternative.  These include the high prices of electricity from the electric grid/electric utility company as well as high natural gas costs from the natural gas utilities.  Uncertainties regarding foreign oil, "peak oil" and the ever-increasing potential for disruptions in electricity service and oil from foreign oil countries are causing managers and CEO's of businesses to consider alternatives to traditional energy providers and for new ways to supplement or augment their present energy situation and present suppliers.

This is particularly crucial where a facility’s energy-producing and electric grid infrastructure are aging. The performance, cost, and availability of DER technologies have all been improving steadily over the past several years.  New Distributed Energy Resources systems and technologies are significantly more efficient than even ten years ago.  Replacing or upgrading your present energy problems with Distributed Energy Resources may pay for itself sooner than expected. 

Energy security as well as price of energy has never been a greater concern to businesses and their managers/CEO's and CFO's.  Distributed Energy Resources systems can provide the requisite power and energy needed for mission-critical loads, reduce hazardous or costly power outages, and diversify the local energy supply.

What is an
Energy Master Plan?

Now that greenhouse gas reporting is a vital and urgent issue for thousands of business in the U.S., and as they will now have to report their greenhouse gas emissions to the EPA. Our Energy Master Plan format has been updated to include "emissions abatement" strategies.

Our energy master planning services are also focused in a broader focus as well for our customers interested in sustainable energy solutions for reducing their carbon footprint, fossil fuel intensity, total energy expenses, potential for blackouts as well as their overall vulnerabilities to being "tied" to their specific electric utility. Our energy master planning services also improve the air quality and work environment for all of our client's stakeholders through our focus on triple bottom-line results.

Our energy master planning services are not solely focused on our client's facilities' "demand side" of the energy equation, but also how our client's energy is acquired and purchased on their supply side. This understanding that supply and demand side planning is equally important enabled a holistic review of how CUMC uses and pays for energy and the impact of these sources on the environment.

Our energy master plan begins with a review of our client's past three years electricity, natural gas, oil, waste and water expenditures and depending on the final requirements and project scope authorized by the client, will typically include;

What is "Trigeneration"?

Trigeneration is the simultaneous production of three forms of energy - typically, Cooling, Heating and Power - from only one fuel input. Put another way, our trigeneration power plants produce three different types of energy for the price of one.

Trigeneration energy systems can reach overall system efficiencies of 86% to 93%.  Typical "central" power plants, that do not need the heat generated from the combustion and power generation process, are only about 33% efficient.

Trigeneration Diagram & Description
Trigeneration Power Plants' Have the Highest System Efficiencies and are 
About 300 % More Efficient than Typical Central Power Plants

Trigeneration plants are installed at locations that can benefit from all three forms of energy.  These types of installations that install trigeneration energy systems are called "onsite power generation" also referred to as "decentralized energy."   

One of our company's principal's first experience with the design and development of a trigeneration power plant was the trigeneration power plant installation at Rice University in 1987 where our trigeneration development team started out by conducting a "cogeneration" feasibility study.  The EPC contractor that Rice University selected installed the trigeneration power which included a 4.0 MW Ruston gas turbine power plant, along with waste heat recovery boilers and Absorption Chillers.  A "waste heat recovery boiler" captures the heat from the exhaust of the gas turbine.  From there, the recovered energy was converted to chilled water - originally from (3) Hitachi Absorption Chillers - 2 were rated at 1,000 tons each, and the third Hitachi Absorption Chiller was rated at 1,500 tons. The Hitachi Absorption Chillers were replaced shortly after their installation by the EPC company.  The first trigeneration plant at Rice University was so successful, they added a second 5.0 MW trigeneration plant so today, Rice University is now generating about 9.0 MW of electricity, and also producing the cooling and heating the university needs from the trigeneration plant and circulating the trigeneration energy around its campus.

Trigeneration Chart
Trigeneration's "Super-Efficiency" compared 
with other competing technologies
As you can see, there is No Competition for Trigeneration!

Our trigeneration power plants are the ideal onsite power and energy solution for customers that include:  Data Centers, Hospitals, Universities, Airports, Central Plants, Colleges & Universities, Dairies, Server Farms, District Heating & Cooling Plants, Food Processing Plants, Golf/Country Clubs, Government Buildings, Grocery Stores, Hotels, Manufacturing Plants, Nursing Homes, Office Buildings / Campuses, Radio Stations, Refrigerated Warehouses, Resorts, Restaurants, Schools, Server Farms, Shopping Centers, Supermarkets, Television Stations, Theatres and Military Bases.

At about 86% to 93% net system efficiency, our trigeneration power plants are about 300% more efficient at providing energy than your current electric utility. That's because the typical electric utility's power plants are only about 33% efficient - they waste 2/3 of the fuel in generating electricity in the enormous amount of waste heat energy that they exhaust through their smokestacks.

Trigeneration is defined as the simultaneous production of three energies: Cooling, Heating and Power.  Our trigeneration  energy systems use the same amount of fuel in producing three energies that would normally only produce just one type of energy. This means our customers that have our trigeneration power plants have significantly lower energy expenses, and a lower carbon footprint.

Waste Heat Recovery in Cogeneration and 
power and energy systems

In most cogeneration and trigeneration power and energy systems, the exhaust gas from the electric generation equipment is ducted to a heat exchanger to recover the thermal energy in the gas. These heat exchangers are air-to-water heat exchangers, where the exhaust gas flows over some form of tube and fin heat exchange surface and the heat from the exhaust gas is transferred to make hot water or steam. The hot water or steam is then used to provide hot water or steam heating and/or to operate thermally activated equipment, such as an absorption chiller for cooling or a desiccant dehumidifer for dehumidification.

Many of the waste heat recovery technologies used in building cogeneration and trigeneration systems require hot water, some at moderate pressures of 15 to 150 psig. In the cases where additional steam or pressurized hot water is needed, it may be necessary to provide supplemental heat to the exhaust gas with a duct burner.

In some applications air-to-air heat exchangers can be used. In other instances, if the emissions from the generation equipment are low enough, such as is with many of the microturbine technologies, the hot exhaust gases can be mixed with make-up air and vented directly into the heating system for building heating.

In the majority of installations, a flapper damper or "diverter" is employed to vary flow across the heat transfer surfaces of the heat exchanger to maintain a specific design temperature of the hot water or steam generation rate.

Waste Heat Recovery Installation

In some
cogeneration and trigeneration designs, the exhaust gases can be used to activate a thermal wheel or a desiccant dehumidifier. Thermal wheels use the exhaust gas to heat a wheel with a medium that absorbs the heat and then transfers the heat when the wheel is rotated into the incoming airflow.

A professional engineer should be involved in designing and sizing of the Waste Heat Recovery section. For a proper and economical operation, the design of the heat recovery section involves consideration of many related factors, such as the thermal capacity of the exhaust gases, the exhaust flow rate, the sizing and type of heat exchanger, and the desired parameters over a various range of operating conditions of the cogeneration or trigeneration system — all of which need to be considered for proper and economical operation.

The Market and Potential for Waste Heat Recovery technologies and solutions

There are more than 500,000 smokestacks in the U.S. that are "wasting" heat, an untapped resource that can be converted to energy with Waste Heat Recovery technologies.

About 10% of these 500,000 smokestacks represent about 75% of the available wasted heat which has a stack gas exit temperature above 500 degrees F. which could generate approximately 50,000 megawatts of electricity annually and an annual market of over $75 billion in gross revenues before tax incentives and greenhouse gas emissions credits.

Waste Heat Recovery technologies represent the least cost solution which provides the greatest return on investment, than any other possible green energy technology or "carbon free energy" opportunity!


What is "Decentralized Energy"?

Decentralized Energy is the opposite of "centralized energy." Decentralized Energy - also referred to as "dispersed generation," is the preferred "onsite power generation" solution wherein clean power and energy is generated at the location the power and energy is needed.  

Today's electric utility industry was "born" in the 1930's, when fossil fuel prices were cheap, and the cost of wheeling the electricity via transmission power lines, was also cheap. "Central" power plants could be located hundreds of miles from the load centers, or cities, where the electricity was needed. These extreme inefficiencies and cheap fossil fuel prices have added a considerable economic and environmental burden to the consumers and the planet.

Centralized energy is found in the form of electric utility companies that generate power from "central" power plants. Central power plants are highly inefficient, averaging only 33% net system efficiency. This means that the power coming to your home or business - including the line losses and transmission inefficiencies of moving the power - has lost 75% to as much as 80% energy it started with at the "central" power plant. These losses and inefficiencies translate into significantly increased energy expenses by the residential and commercial consumers.

Decentralized Energy
is the Best Way to Generate Clean and Green Energy!

How we make and distribute electricity is changing!

The electric power generation, transmission and distribution system (the electric "grid") is changing and evolving from the electric grid of the 19th and 20th centuries, which was inefficient, highly-polluting, very expensive and “dumb.”

The "old" way of generating and distributing energy resembles this slide:

The electric grid of the 21st century (see slide below) will be Decentralized, Smart, Efficient and provide "
carbon free energy" and “pollution free power” to customers who remain on the electric grid. 
Some customers will choose to dis-connect from the grid entirely. (Electric grid represented by the small light blue circles in the slide below.)


Typical "central" power plants and the electric utility companies that own them will either be shut-down, closed or go out of business due to one or more of the following:

Decentralized energy, carbon free energy, clean power generation and pollution free power technologies ARE the future - whether the utility giants recognize this fact or not. These green and sustainable energy technologies will reduce, and one day eliminate America's dependence on foreign oil - making America energy independent while reducing and eliminating Greenhouse Gas Emissions - and could mean the end of central power plants as well as the utility companies that own and operate them!



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