Boost Efficiency and Reliability via Cogeneration

June 11, 2009

With increasingly positive regulatory and energy pricing environments, due in part to concerns about energy efficiency and carbon emissions, cogeneration is garnering renewed interest.

Cogeneration (combined heat and power [CHP]) is the simultaneous production of electricity or mechanical power and useful thermal energy from a single energy source. CHP technology recovers the thermal energy lost in electricity generation, which results in reduction of total source energy use and reduced emissions per unit of energy consumed.

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