A cogeneration system, also known as combined heat and power (CHP) system, is a highly efficient energy generation process that simultaneously produces two forms of energy – electricity and heat – from a single fuel source.

In a cogeneration system, electricity is generated through the burning of fuel, such as natural gas or biomass, which drives a generator. The heat generated during this process is then captured and used for heating buildings, producing hot water or steam, or for other industrial processes.

Cogeneration systems are highly efficient, with energy efficiency rates ranging from 60% to 90%, compared to the 35% to 50% efficiency rates of conventional power plants. This makes them an attractive option for industries and buildings that require both electricity and heat, as they can significantly reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

Overall, cogeneration systems are a sustainable and efficient energy solution that can help reduce carbon emissions and improve energy security, while also providing cost savings and reliability.