Operating principle of cogeneration
Compared to conventional heating systems (CHP) generates not only heat but also electricity in a cogeneration plant.
In this decades-proven technology, an engine is coupled to a generator (cogeneration). The waste heat from the engine is used for heating purposes. The electricity generated is used for users own needs or is fed/sold into the public grid.
In conventional large power plants on average one-third of the fuel energy is converted into electricity only due to the heat not being used and thus released into the environment. Decentralized compact – Energiewerkstatts cogeneration plants have an overall efficiency of over 90% and by doing so make a substantial contribution to climate protection. Distribution losses through an extensive district heating system and the associated investment costs are avoided.