Cogeneration is the simultaneous production of electricity (for supplying different equipment) and thermal heat (used as technological steam, heat or warm water), with the same facility, both types being used as utility.
In other words, by cogeneration, the waste heat, remained after the process of production of electricity, is used to supply other technological processes.
The basic principle of cogeneration is that, in order to maximize the benefits offered, the system should be sized according to heat demand of the location (which can be a building, a plant or a city).
Cogeneration offers energy savings between 15 and 40%, compared to the classical version of acquiring electricity from a supplier and producing heat in a steam power plant.
Through cogeneration increases the efficiency of energy production processes (electricity and heat) increases, because energy is no longer lost in the environment through cooling towers or chimneys flue, as happens in the case of a conventional thermal power plant.
Thus, due to the low cost of energy production compared to the classical, the investment in a cogeneration system becomes very attractive.
Generally, cogeneration works based on fossil fuel (coal, oil, methane), biomass or solar energy.
As a first step of our collaboration, we propose you a short free energy assessment performed by Servelect specialists. This assessment involves a technical and economic feasibility analysis, for the purpose of studying the opportunity of the implementation of cogeneration solution of high efficiency at your location.