Cogeneration

Cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP) is the use of a heat engine or power station to simultaneously generate electricity and useful heat. Trigeneration or combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) refers to the simultaneous generation of electricity and useful heating and cooling from the combustion of a fuel or a solar heat collector. Cogeneration is a thermodynamically efficient use of fuel. In separate production of electricity, some energy must be discarded as waste heat, but in cogeneration this thermal energy is put to use.
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  • Prince Law Offices Proud to Announce Selection for EPA CHP Partnership

    … and power (CHP). Combined heat and power (CHP), or cogeneration, is an efficient and clean approach to generating electric power and useful thermal energy from a single fuel source. CHP is used to replace or supplement conventional separate heat and power (SHP) (i.e., central station electricity available via the grid and an onsite boiler or heater…

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