Don’t be left out in the dark.

  • Sustained occupancy means, life goes on as normal, even while your neighbors are without power.

PUTTING THE POWER IN YOUR HANDS

Rikos Energy provides your building with a cogeneration solution: A revolutionary new way to generate power, for everyday consumption and in case of emergency.

WHY COGENERATION?

Residents face a dire need to limit skyrocketing utility costs and maintain power during extended outages, which are becoming increasingly common.

WHAT DOES THE SOLUTION LOOK LIKE?

We install custom-engineered natural gas powered reciprocating engine generators within your building. These generators supply 90 percent of a buildings electrical load. Besides power production, these natural gas generators are combined heat and power (CHP) systems. Heat, as a byproduct of power generation, is recovered and used to heat water and space in your building.

WHERE DOES RIKOS ENERGY INSTALL?

Our natural gas-powered generators are prefabricated and installed in a predetermined, inconspicuous location within your building.

WHEN DO I HAVE POWER?

Rikos Energy provides you with power when you need it most—even when your neighbours are left in the dark. Our generators provide sustained occupancy for residents in the case of extended outages, when power is most vital.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Rikos Energy puts the power in your hands with our energy to ownership program. Call us today or read for more information.

Pay less. Get more.

  • Natural gas-powered generators installed by Rikos Energy will reduce energy costs while you move closer to ownership of the generators every time you pay your hydro bill.

ENERGY TO OWNERSHIP PLAN

Capital projects are difficult to fund. But Rikos Energy empowers your residents to generate their own energy, within their own building. We make it easy, by eliminating the upfront capital costs from the equation.

Through our Energy Service Agreement (ESA), Rikos Energy becomes your one-stop shop for power. Pay us monthly for electricity; realize full ownership of your very-own generator in as little as 12 years, with absolutely no money down.

But your residents won’t have to wait to save. Rikos Energy guarantees savings of at least 10 percent toward electricity each month while under the ESA.

Sound easy? That’s because it is.

After all, Rikos Energy puts the power in your hands.

Stranded? Powerless? Never again.

  • Feel empowered knowing you have an electrical supply to power you through town, even when the grid is down.

IN A WORLD THAT PRODUCES PLENTY OF QUESTIONS, RIKOS ENERGY PROVIDES AN ANSWER

Rikos Energy is an answer; to soaring electricity costs, to an overtaxed, unsustainable power supply and to inevitable blackouts. Rikos Energy is a turn-key energy provider offering you control over your electricity and further, the cost of that electricity.

WHY NATURAL GAS?

Many Ontario condominiums already use natural gas or diesel generators to generate emergency backup power. Because of pollution created during the burning of diesel fuel, however, diesel generators are not used as a constant source of power. Rikos Energy installs natural gas reciprocating engines that emit virtually no pollution and are used to replace electricity otherwise supplied by the municipal power grid.

WHY RECIPROCATING ENGINES?

Large-scale, stationary reciprocating engines are used across the globe to generate electricity in high rise buildings. They are nearly two-times more efficient at converting natural gas to consumable electricity than any alternative. The highly-efficient natural gas reciprocating engines provided by Rikos Energy are quiet, low-emission and interconnected with existing electrical and mechanical infrastructure. Reciprocating engines maintain an 85 percent efficiency rating, producing up to 90 percent of a building’s electrical requirements.

We work so you can rest assured.

  • Rigorously designed to meet your building’s demands, Rikos Energy generators are monitored and maintained to maximize efficiency.

EXPECT THE PENCHANT FOR PERFECTION ASSOCIATED WITH THE RIKOS NAME

Rikos Energy technicians ensure your generator produces the power you need 24 hours each day, seven days each week. Regularly performed maintenance ensures your generator performs as well as it does upon transfer of ownership as it did the way it was installed.

MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

  • Every engine receives scheduled lubrication
  • Engines are rebuilt as the parts experiencing the greatest amount of wear are replaced
  • Evaluations of generator performance is conducted systematically

OUR TECHNICIANS

At Rikos Energy, we believe better training provides our customers with better results. Each one of our licensed technicians is trained directly by generator manufacturers. Our techs are experts with an intimate understanding of each mechanical component in the generators we install. Rest easy, knowing your investment is looked after by qualified professionals.

A solution you can feel good about.

  • Natural gas-powered reciprocating engines emit virtually no pollution, significantly reducing your building's carbon footprint.

RIKOS ENERGY IS GREEN ENERGY

Natural gas-powered reciprocating engines emit virtually no pollution and displace electricity that would otherwise be supplied through the existing municipal power grid. You can feel good about this green energy source while setting a strong example for neighbours who use diesel generators, which burn diesel fuel and produce pollution, for emergency power.

HOW DOES RIKOS ENERGY MAXIMIZE EFFICIENCY?

Natural gas-powered generators produce ‘recoverable heat’ that can be utilized for space heating and hot water heating within your building. This approach, called Combined Heat and Power (CHP) means that nearly 100 per cent of the engine’s output is utilized, saving money and energy.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR RESIDENTS?

It means the same engine that powers their reading lamp also keeps their toes warm and their hot cocoa steaming. It also means residents can feel content knowing they are saving money and our planet.

COGENERATION VS TRADITIONAL POWER GENERATION

COGENERATION Q&A

Is electricity really becoming more expensive in Ontario? If so, why?

According the the Ontario Energy Board, mid-peak electricity prices increased from 8 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) to 11.2 cents per kWh between 2008 and 2014. This equates to a 40 percent increase, or 6.7 percent year over year.

So, in short, electricity is definitely becoming more expensive. Big time.

But why?

With increasing pressure to look to more earth-friendly energy sources, the province has sought out electricity from solar and wind power, which costs three to five times as much to produce as water or nuclear power.

Additionally, non-profit hydro utilities once owned by the province have been privatized, and those companies profit from increasing electricity bills.

What does combined heat and power (CHP) mean?

Combined heat and power, or CHP, is the very essence of cogeneration. What generates power, also generates heat. The natural-gas powered reciprocating engines that will power your building exhaust heat as they produce electricity. That heat is then harnessed, to be used for both space and water heating within your building.

Are there other options other than natural gas-powered reciprocating engines?

Aside from reciprocating engines, micro-turbines have also been used for generating electricity and heat.

Why does Rikos Energy prefer reciprocating engines over micro-turbines?

Reciprocating engines are roughly 25 to 40 percent efficient in converting natural gas to electricity, while micro-turbines are about 20 to 30 percent efficient in their conversion. When looking at overall efficiency, micro-turbines are slightly more efficient at converting gas to heat, and so both types of generators reach 70 to 90 percent efficiency all told.

But Rikos Energy wants to save you money.

With heat only required part-time, building residents will notice more savings when their electricity, rather than their heating, is most reduced. So, the choice to use reciprocating engines becomes an easy one.

Is it true that reciprocating engines are louder than micro-turbines?

Reciprocating engines are in fact louder than micro-turbines.

But don’t worry, you’ll never know it.

That’s because each Rikos Energy installation comes following a thorough evaluation of your building’s infrastructure, determining the precise location to cause minimal disruption in the building. Further, the generator is housed in a soundproof chamber and mounted on shock absorbers that make it virtually impossible to hear, no matter what floor you live on.

Will the generator last long?

Rikos Energy provides systematic maintenance on every generator installed, ensuring that it not only lasts the 12 years required before transfer of ownership, but at least an additional eight years after that.

How long will it take to have the generators installed?

From the first visit to the board room, to the moment your building begins to generate its own power, could take roughly a year.

Why so long?

Rikos Energy must apply and wait to receive all pertinent approvals for provincial energy grants. In that time, our dedicated professionals will outline the Energy-to-Ownership program and evaluate the building’s existing infrastructure to ensure a seamless transition.