In 2003 a delegation of a Swiss public energy supplier and the owners of a Swiss horticultural company visited VEK Adviesgroep. Purpose of the visit was to learn the experience with cogeneration plants in the so-called public utilities option. This means that the combined heat and power application (= CHP) is owned by the public or commercial energy supplier, the generated electricity is being delivered to the national power grid and the generated heat is being sold to the grower where the CHP is situated.
As a result of this visit, VEK made a feasibility study. The objective of this study was to examine the feasibility of the installation of a CHP plant at the growers’ company for his specific situation plus to calculate the feasibility in some other more general situations.