What does CHP mean in energy?
In this regard, how does a CHP work?
CHP plant works based on the supply of high temperature heat from a biomass boiler or fossil fuel driven boiler. The high temperature heat drives a gas or steam turbine-powered generator and the remaining heat is then used for the intended local application.
Also Know, what is a combined heat and power system? Cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP) is the use of a heat engine or power station to generate electricity and useful heat at the same time.
Subsequently, one may also ask, is CHP a renewable energy source?
A Cogeneration, or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system captures the waste heat and puts it to use [2, 3]. CHP is usually cited as a green energy technology but it isn't necessarily generated from a renewable source of power. Rather it helps us to make the most of the fossil fuels or biomass we burn.
How do you calculate CHP efficiency?
The efficiency of a CHP system is usually stated as two separate efficiencies, the electrical output in KW divided by the total thermal input in KW as the "electrical efficiency" (e.g. 30%) and the electrical output in KW + the useful thermal output in KW divided by the total thermal input in KW as the "thermal