The simultaneous generation of mechanical energy and useful heat is called combined power and heat (CHP) generation. While the mechanical energy is converted directly into electricity, the heat can be used to heat, cool or generate steam (see page 25). The heat resulting from the electricity generation therefore does not simply escape into the atmosphere unused, but is put to good use. This makes combined heat and power technology so efficient and environmentally friendly. Up to 40 percent of primary energy is saved. CO2 emissions fall by up to 60 percent compared to conventional electricity generation in large power plants.
There are many reasons for using combined heat and power generation in industry and trade establishments as well as in the municipal sector. The most important are:
Turn the electricity generation system in Germany upside down, which is a good thing. We are committed to having combined heat and power generation technology play the role it deserves: that of being an important cornerstone in the energy supply of the future.Three reasons:
Almost every business today can use combined heat and power generation to save energy.Read more
A CHP plant can provide more than electricity and heat. If integrated in innovative energy concepts.Read more
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