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What is cogeneration?

Learn about what cogeneration is and how it helps save energy.

Cogeneration is an energy production process. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]
©Jupiter Images, 2009
Cogeneration is an energy production process.

Cogeneration is an energy production process involving the simultaneous generation of thermal (steam or hot water) and electric energy by using a single, primary heat source.

By producing two kinds of useful fuels in the same facility, the net energy yield from the primary fuel increases from 3,035 percent to 8,090 percent.

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