Cogeneration, also known as combined heat and power (CHP), is the generation of both electricity or mechanical power and useful thermal heat from the same fuel source.  Cogeneration improves efficiency by capturing thermal energy that would otherwise be wasted and converts it to additional power or useful thermal energy.  When the electrical and thermal energy services are provided separately (also known as a traditional system), the national average efficiency is 45%; a cogeneration plant has an average efficiency of 75% as shown in the figure below provided by the Department of Energy website.

SEA has experts in many subject matters including cogeneration.  Sain’s engineers evaluate the client’s needs and the equipment condition to determine if a cogeneration plant is ideal and will provide a cost savings over a reasonable amount of time.