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What is Cogeneration?

A Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system, also known as cogeneration, is an
energy-efficient method of generating both electricity and useful heat
simultaneously from a single fuel source.

What is a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) System?

A Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system, also known as cogeneration, is an energy-efficient method of generating both electricity and useful heat simultaneously from a single fuel source. Unlike traditional power generation, where a significant amount of heat is wasted, CHP systems capture & utilize this waste heat, making them more efficient and environmentally friendly.

How Does a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) System Work?

The fundamental principle of a CHP system involves the simultaneous production of
electricity and thermal energy. The process typically involves the following steps:

Power Generation: A CHP system uses a prime mover, such as a gas turbine, steam turbine, or internal combustion engine, to convert the energy in the fuel (natural gas, biomass, or other fuels) into mechanical energy.

Electricity Generation: The mechanical energy produced by the prime mover is then used to drive an electrical generator, which converts the mechanical energy into electricity.

Heat Recovery: In conventional power generation, the waste heat produced during electricity generation is often released into the environment. However, in a CHP system, this waste heat is captured and recovered.

Utilization of Waste Heat: The recovered waste heat is then utilized for various purposes, such as heating buildings, providing hot water for industrial processes, or supporting district heating systems.