DEEP: Combined Heat and Power Systems

Combined Heat and Power Systems (CHP)

Combined heat and power (CHP) – also known as cogeneration – is an efficient, clean and reliable way to generate electricity and heat from a single fuel source. Gas turbines, microturbines, reciprocating engines, steam turbines and fuel cells are examples of commercially available technologies that can be applied in CHP system configurations. Installing a CHP system to meet your facility’s thermal and electrical base loads can significantly increase operational efficiency while lowering energy costs and reducing emissions.

CHP projects may be subject to environmental permits. Developers of CHP projects are urged to contact The Office of the Ombudsman at (860) 424-3003, or go to:

Where to Begin - DEEP's Environmental Permitting Process

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Content last updated July 2018