Combined Heat and Power (CHP) – By any name, it’s good for business.
Combined heat and power (CHP) and cogeneration are just two of the most common terms referring to the application of technologies to generate electricity and thermal energy from a single, highly efficient, and economically integrated system.
CHP systems date back more than 100 years and were the most common electricity generators in the U.S. until improved cost and reliability of central power production made it more convenient for users to purchase their electricity. With the energy crisis of the 70s, U.S. industries re-discovered the benefits of CHP. Currently, approximately 56,000 MW of CHP generation is in operation in the U.S. The CHP industry, DOE and EPA are committed to doubling that number by 2010.
Description of CHP Technology
How CHP Works