Electric Power Generation
Cogeneration, or combined heat and power (CHP), systems make efficient use of the fuel you put into them. Power generation has been a foundation of our firm for more than a century, and we know cogeneration, with more than 30 CHP studies and design projects on our resume.
Burns & McDonnell is the only engineering and construction firm selected by the Department of Energy to develop on-site CHP systems. Our OnSite Energy & Power team has experience designing, building, permitting and interconnecting CHP plants as large as 200 MW and as small as 500 kW for universities, hospitals, large office buildings, data centers, corporate and government campuses, and large international airports.
To offset the costs of your CHP system, we develop financial and economic cost models, prepare grant applications and arrange partnerships with local utilities. We have the ingenuity and internal resources to develop and implement a CHP project that efficiently and cost-effectively meets your facility's energy needs. We also deliver packaged CHP systems that can trim capital costs by 15 percent to 30 percent, reduce installation time by up to two-thirds and optimize your system for peak period operation and expansion when needed.
Front-End Planning: We help you benefit from maximum predictability in capital expenditures, enabling reduced project costs up to 20 percent and compressing schedules.
Project and Program Management: As a large, financially stable firm, we provide strength to help you tackle the design, construction, permitting and interconnection of complex cogeneration projects.
Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) and Design-Build: Our approach reduces your risk, shortens your project schedules, provides a single point of contact, lessens your staffing commitment and establishes an environment for innovation.