CHP stands for Combined Heat and Power. It’s an integrated system that produces both heat and electricity at the same time from a single fuel source.
These fuel sources are: wood chips, biomass, waste heat, natural gas, propane, fuel oil, coal, biogas or any combination.
This integrated energy system also known as:
Cooling, Heating and Power for Buildings
Total Energy Systems
Combined Cooling Heating and Power
It’s similar to power station, but in traditional power stations, it wastes the heat to the environment through cooling tower and flue. However, Combined Heat & Power recovered wasted energy.
The energy CHP recovers can be using to heat districts, university or any places that require the heat. In standard power plant they don’t have the purpose equipment to recover this heat energy, so the energy is wasted.
Combined Heat & Power is not single system, it’s a collective system makes up:
Prime Movers (heat engine)
Heat Recovery Equipment
Other electrical interconnection
The Prime Mover is a device that converts fuel to electrical and mechanical energy.
What is the benefit of Combined Heat & Power?
Improved power reliability
Lower emission benefits
How Combined Heat & Power Works?
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