U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Advanced Manufacturing Office – Industrial Distributed Energy

Data Collection Sheet

(* indicates data required for the step one Walk-through Analysis, other information is useful for the step two Feasibility Analysis)

Electrical Requirements

  • Average demand during operating hours* __________ kW (kilowatt)
  • Minimum demand during operating hours __________ kW
  • Peak demand during operating hours __________ kW
  • Annual electricity consumption __________ kWh (kilowatt-hour)

Thermal Requirements

  • Form of thermal energy use* __________steam __________hot water __________other (specify)
  • What is the primary application for thermal energy at the plant?* _______________________________________
  • Average demand during operating hours* __________ lbs/hr (pounds per hour), Btu/hr (British thermal units per hour), Btu fuel/hr (circle correct units)
  • Minimum demand during operating hours __________ lbs/hr, Btu/hr, Btu fuel/hr
  • Peak demand during operating hours __________ lbs/hr, Btu/hr, Btu fuel/hr
  • Required conditions* __________lbs/hr, Btu/hr, Btu fuel/hr

Operating Conditions

  • Nominal operating hours per year* __________ hours per year
  • Number of hours per year that electrical and thermal loads are simultaneously at or above average values* __________ hours per year

Energy Rates

  • Average retail electric rate* __________ cents/kWh
  • Peak demand charge (if applicable) __________ $/kW/month
  • Fuel price* __________ $/mmBtu (dollars per million British thermal unit), $/therm, $/gal (dollars per gallon) (circle appropriate units)

Site Conditions

  • Is there sufficient floorspace (inside or outside for a CHP installation)?* __________Yes __________No
  • Is adequate fuel accessible/available for a CHP installation?* __________Yes __________No
  • Are there specific environmental or zoning restrictions that may preclude a CHP installation?* __________Yes __________No