Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
Definition and Frequently Asked Questions
What is Combined Heat and Power (CHP)? Power independence with up to 80% overall energy efficiency.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) – sometimes called cogeneration or distributed energy -- is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source. CHP is not a single technology but an integrated energy system that can be modified to meet the needs of an end-user.
Below is a simple high-level schematic of a CHP system.
Cogeneration equipment produces power and thermal energy from a common fuel source, generally one that is considered to be a waste product from another process.
For more information on CHP contact your Union Gas Account Manager.