CHP Energy Recovery & DHC

10 Facts about Cogeneration-CHP

12 July 2017 by European Copper Institute

Cogeneration (Combined Heat and Power or CHP) is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat, both of which are used. In conventional power plants, heat is not recovered when generating power, while in cogeneration plants the heat is put to effective use to provide comfort (space heating and hot water) or services (high temperature heat and steam) for homes, public buildings, businesses and industry. Trigeneration means that the plants can also produce cooling.