Combined Heat and Power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is an efficient, clean, and reliable technology, which simultaneously generates power and thermal energy from a single fuel source. By installing a CHP system designed to meet the thermal and electrical base loads of a facility, CHP can greatly increase the facility's operational efficiency and decrease energy costs. At the same time, CHP reduces the emission of greenhouse gases, which contribute to global climate change. Likewise, with the installation of synchronous CHP systems, also referred to as "islanding capable", facilities are able to continue operating in the event of a power grid failure supporting their priority loads as well as continuing to supply heat and hot water. The advantage of these synchronous systems is that a facility can have both daily energy savings and back up power when needed.