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Posted July 27, 2016Today in Energy

Many industries use combined heat and power to improve energy efficiency ›

Combined heat and power (CHP) systems have long been used to reduce the overall energy intensity of industrial systems. There are two types of combined heat and power, depending on whether the system produces power first, then heat, or heat first, then power. In topping cycles, the hot exhaust of an electricity generator such as a natural gas turbine or reciprocating engine is used to provide process heat, hot water, or space heating for the site. According to preliminary 2015 data, topping cycles are used by 89% of total CHP capacity. More

Source: EIA, Annual Electric Generation Survey EIA-860 (2015 early release)


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