Cogeneration (CHP) Combined Heat and Power
Switching to Cogeneration
Combined heat and Power (CHP) or cogeneration plants provide electricity and heat from a single fuel source and are more than twice as efficient as conventional power stations – Giving you cost savings, greatly reduced emissions and carbon footprint, independent electricity supply and less exposure to electricity price fluctuations.
The process of cogeneration produces heat and power; however during the summer months the heat generated may not be fully utilized on site. Tri-generation is a combination of cogeneration and absorption chilling – By using the excess heat to operate an absorption chiller, which is linked to the cogeneration unit, the tri-generation CHP can provide electricity heating and cooling for air conditioning.
How does CHP work?
CHP works by using the chosen fuel to produce both electricity and heat at the same time and deliver them to the point of use. Rather than wasting the heat rejected by the electrical generation process, CHP recovers most of it, which increases the efficiency of fuel utilization.