Energy utilisation

Applies to: CHP Plant

Description:

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.

Question:

What share of energy produced is utilised?

Rating:

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.