Cogeneration of Heat and Power

Cogeneration of heat and power (CHP) is the simultaneous production of mechanical energy which is directly converted into electricity, and usable heat for heating purposes and technological processes in a common thermodynamic process.  

The cogeneration of heat and power enables significant savings of fossil primary energy and, thus pollutant emissions compared to the separate generation of electricity and heat. If renewable energies and CHP are combined, it improves the utilisation of the energy source (e.g., geothermal) that has been developed mostly with high investments.

CHP systems are often inseparably linked to district or local heating systems, at least in the medium to large output range.

Our services for CHP units with combustion engines and ORC units driven by renewable energy – mostly geothermal – sources include:

  • Inventory of the existing system technology and parameters
  • Feasibility studies for CHP use
  • Economic feasibility studies, e.g., according to VDI guideline 2067
  • Inclusion of possible subsidies and support in applying for funding
  • Technical planning for CHP systems, power and heat integration, e.g., into district heating grids, from Basic to Detailed Engineering
  • Selection of suppliers
  • Construction supervision

System monitoring

CHP systems convert up to 90 % of the fuel used into usable energy, thus contributing to resource-saving energy supply.

Frank Kabus

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