Energy utilisation

Applies to: CHP Plant


Combined heat and power (CHP), or co-generation, is the simultaneous generation of electricity and heat. This indicator refers to the implementation of energy efficient technologies and utilisation of produced heat.


What share of energy produced is utilised?


More than 80% of energy produced is utilised

Between 50% and 80% of energy produced is utilised

Less than 50% of energy produced is utilised

Sources of information:

The Centre for Biomass Technology. 1998. Straw for Energy Production. Technology-Environment-Economy.

Sjaak van Loo and Jaap Koppejan. 2008. The Handbook of Biomass Combustion and Co-firing. Earthscan, London, UK.

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2007. Biomass Combined Heat and Power Catalog of Technologies. Combined Heat and Power Partnership.