Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is on-site electricity generation that captures the heat that would otherwise be wasted, to provide useful thermal energy. The steam or hot water that is recovered in this process can be used for heating, cooling, domestic hot water and other industrial processes.
Typically, up to 65% of the energy used to generate grid electricity is wasted in the form of heat discharged to the atmosphere. Additional energy is wasted during the distribution & transportation of electricity to end users. CHP recovers and utilises this energy, rather than releasing it wastefully into the atmosphere making it both extremely efficient and environmentally friendly.