CHP Overview

Combined Heat & Power (CHP)

Cogeneration is a highly efficient form of energy conversion…

Combined heat and power (CHP) is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat but with the recovery and utilization of the heat. It is also known as “cogeneration”.

In most applications today heat and power are generated separately resulting in high fuel consumption and higher greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Cogeneration is a highly efficient form of energy conversion and it can achieve energy (fuel and electricity) savings of 40% or more when compared to the separate purchase of electricity from a local electrical utility and using a natural gas boiler for onsite heating.

CHP Improves Overall Performance

CHP Improves Overall Performance

Combined heat and power plants are typically installed close to the end user which reduces electricity transportation and distribution losses. (This also improves the overall performance of the electricity transmission and distribution network.) Combined heat and power plants also provide customers with an additional layer of security by working independent of the electricity grid. This is particularly important for companies and institutions that rely on electricity for critical operations.