How Does CHP Work? A CHP Fact Sheet
Combined Heat & Power (CHP) is one option for generating on-site power. With a CHP system, heat that is normally wasted in conventional power generation is recovered as useful energy, which avoids the losses that would otherwise be incurred from separate generation of heat and power.
While the conventional method of producing usable heat and power separately has a typical combined efficiency of 45%, CHP systems can operate at efficiency levels as high as 80%. (Source: Energy Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy).
A CHP system is a compact, reliable, onsite solution to help reduce energy costs, to take advantage of thermal opportunities from waste heat recovery, and to protect your facility from long-term increases in utility-generated electrical power.