Cogeneration - Definition, glossary, details
Cogeneration is a single process that produces both heat and power
simultaneously. This is a highly efficient process producing electricity and
heat from the same energy source. Thermal energy produced in the system can be
used directly for certain applications or indirectly to produce steam, hot air
for drying or chilled water for process cooling.
Some of the benefits of cogeneration are as follows:
Increased efficiency of energy
Lower emission of greenhouse
gases mainly CO2
Large cost savings, providing
additional competitiveness for industrial and commercial users while offering
affordable heat for domestic users also.
Provides an opportunity to move
towards decentralized forms of electricity generation.