Combined Heat and Power / Cogeneration

Analysis and development of combined heat and power (CHP) systems and central utilities are core business focuses for SourceOne. Our energy team has completed over 200 Combined Heat and Power (CHP) studies and served as the owner’s representative for some of the most high profile cogeneration projects in North America. Several of the projects we have been involved with have been awarded the US EPA’s Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Award.  In addition, our parent company Veolia is one of the largest operators of CHP systems in North America.  

By engaging SourceOne to act as their Owner’s Representative, our clients are able to draw on our proven track record and expertise leading cogeneration projects from initial feasibility all the way through design, construction, commissioning and startup.



The first step prior to engaging a design engineer is to conduct a thorough feasibility analysis.  This is to ensure that all options and variables are considered, and that the selected path forward is the right path forward.  SourceOne’s energy team has deep expertise considering the wide range of technical, financial and regulatory factors that influence whether a CHP project will deliver an acceptable payback.

Ultimately, the feasibility analysis informs all aspects of the project including plant sizing, prime mover selection (steam turbine, reciprocating engine, gas turbine, microturbines, fuel cells, etc.), and project financing strategy.



SourceOne is able to support our clients from business concept to construction and commissioning. Whether as an owner’s representative or in a general contracting capacity, we work with the client to secure a design and construction team and manage the project through to completion. 

We help clients to maximize value by participating in vendor and equipment selection, and rigorously reviewing all contractors’ calculations, designs, and planning documents. This mitigates risk due to schedule overruns, change orders, improper reporting, utility disputes, inadequate operations of the facility, and other unforeseen risks. The result is a project that is completed on time and on budget.