Trends in Combined Heat and Power

Trends in Combined Heat and Power

What every electrical professional needs to know about CHP

Although combined heat and power (CHP) is a hot topic in the industry, it’s not a new one. Electrical generation was founded on the concept of capturing “waste” heat to improve overall efficiency. In fact, the first central power plant in the United States, located on Pearl Street in Manhattan, was a CHP facility. That plant (belonging to none other than Thomas Edison himself) generated power for the local electric grid and sent process steam — after its use in steam turbines — to local

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