Combining Heat and Power for Commercial Applications


Combining heat and power (CHP), or cogeneration, offers a range of potential benefits for commercial applications. Commercial CHP systems are successfully applied in a range of different applications including office buildings, airports, hotels to name just a few.

Commercial CHP systems can provide significant financial savings on fuel costs used to provide electricity and heat.

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What is combined heat and power?

Cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP) is the use of a heat engine or power station to generate electricity and useful heat at the same time.

Is combined heat and power renewable energy?

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) sometimes known as Cogeneration is the use of a single piece of plant to generate both heat and electricity. In conventional power generation large quantities of energy in the form of heat are wasted.

What is CHP heating system?

Combined heat and power (CHP) systems, also known as cogeneration, generate electricity and useful thermal energy in a single, integrated system. CHP is not a technology, but an approach to applying technologies.

What is the efficiency of CHP?

The calculation of total system efficiency evaluates the combined CHP outputs (i.e., electricity and useful thermal output) based on the fuel consumed. CHP systems typically achieve total system efficiencies of 60 to 80 percent.