Combined Heat & Power (CHP)
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Combined Heat and Power (CHP), sometimes called co-generation, does two jobs at once. CHP is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source. The CHP process takes waste heat produced from the generation of electricity, passes it through a head exchanger and converts it to hot water or steam that can be used for:
CHP makes economic sense when there is continual demand for the heat you produce.
Businesses can get more out of their energy, be more energy efficient and achieve cost savings by generating their own electricity. CHP systems can effectively use excess heat produced during the power generation process to fulfill a customers’ thermal load requirements.
In addition to the information in this section you can also review a recent Union Gas & Energy Solution Center web presentation on Combined Heat & Power.