Combined Heat and Power
What is CHP?
Combined heat and power (CHP), sometimes called cogeneration, is an energy system that produces both electricity and heat from a single fuel source on-site. This means, instead of purchasing both electricity and natural gas or another fuel for heating, a natural gas-based CHP plant uses natural gas for the production of electricity and captures the waste heat generated from the process to use for space and water heating. Our graphic below shows how this might work in a hospital.