Welcome to XLS Energy
XLS Energy is a U.S. based renewable energy company specializing in distributed power generation solutions for multi-residential, commercial, industrial, oil & gas, agricultural, municipal and government customers. XLS Energy develops sustainable energy solutions which allow our customers to maximize their energy efficiency and operational performance, while significantly reducing their overall energy costs and carbon footprint. XLS Energy provides innovative long-term distributed power generation solutions for the modernization of buildings and energy infrastructures, and to maximize gas flaring resources. XLS Energy designs, builds, owns and operates distributed power generation plants at landfills, wellheads, waste water treatment and agricultural facilities.
Distributed Power Generation
Distributed power generation, also known as on-site generation and distributed energy resources is the production of electricity utilizing smaller power generation technologies located at, or close to the point where the power will be used. These power generation technologies operate on a multitude of energy sources such as natural gas, methane gas, wellhead gas, wind and solar. They are designed to provide electricity, and in some cases, thermal energy which can then be utilized for heating and air conditioning requirements using combined heat and power (CHP) technology. This “point-of-use” power distribution model significantly reduces many of the problems with traditional power generation and transmission from blackouts due to downed transmission lines, line overload during peak power times, blown transformers and aging transmission line infrastructure.
Cogeneration – Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
Combined heat and power (CHP), also know as cogeneration, is an efficient and clean way of generating electric power and thermal energy from a single fuel source. The engine drives the generator which produces electricity, and the residual heat created during this process is recaptured and turned into useful heat. Two types of “waste heat” are produced by generating electricity. The first type is the heat that is recovered from the engine jacket water that is cooling the engine, the second is heat from the exhaust gas that is transferred via a heat exchanger. This captured “waste heat” now can be used for heating, cooling or generating steam. CHP systems can be employed over a wide range of sizes, applications, fuels and technologies.