Optimised use of Combined Heat and Power

Ecofys helped one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands to optimise their use of Combined Heat and Power (CHP). The Amsterdam Medical Centre had owns and operates a CHP for emergency power. We determined the best strategy for the hospital to use their CHP efficiently in the available energy markets.

The team looked into selling on the spot markets, but also at innovative concepts like delivering power to the nearby Ajax stadium, which has large peak requirements during off peak hours. We did so by modelling the optimal dispatch of the CHP against energy prices, taking into account internal heat demand and availability. We concluded that significant additional income could be created without additional costs by optimally using the flexibility of the CHP and heating systems.