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Combined Heat & Power

COMBINED HEAT Combined heat and power - also called CHP or cogeneration -- provides both electric power and thermal energy (heat) and POWER from a single fuel source. POWER PLANT electricity 45% 75% efficiency efficiency heat BOILER COMBINED HEAT & P OWER CHP CAPTURES ENERGY THAT WOULD NORMALLY BE LOST in power generation and uses it to provide heating and cooling, making CHP 75-80 PERCENT EFFICIENT at using fuels. 82 GW 40 GW The current installed capacity of CHP -- about 8 percent of The national goal for added CHP capacity, signed in an August 2012 U.S. generating capacity. Executive Order by President Obama Meeting this goal would: Save 1 percent Spur $40 to $80 billion in new capital Save American Reduce emissions of all energy use manufacturers and by the equivalent of in the U.S. (one investments in plants companies $10 billion each year taking 25 million quadrillion Btus of energy) and facilities cars off the road SOURCE: Combined Heat and Power: A Clean Energy Solution, August 2012 OENERGY.GOV

Combined Heat & Power

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