CHP: The ‘New’
production,” said Robert Giglio, vice
president of strategy with Amec Foster
Wheeler’s Global Power Group. But
only in recent years has it become a
trend among power producers.
CHP systems capture waste heat produced during power generation and
use that energy for thermal needs, like
Combined heat and power (CHP) is final- ly catching on in the world of power gener- ation, and it only took
little more than a century to do so.
CHP, or cogeneration, is “as old as
when steam was first used for power
BY JESSICA REMER, ONLINE EDITOR
heating or cooling. This highly-effi-cient approach to generation has always
made sense for the industrial sector, but
new advances have made CHP more
attractive for smaller applications, like
office buildings and hospitals.
“When you burn a fuel to generate
heat, that heat has a certain value to it,