Cogeneration can enhance smart grid operation by balancing the intermittent availability of renewable fuels

A New Meaning For Smart Grids In Europe BY FIONA RIDDOCH Cogeneration can enhance smart grid operation by balancing the intermittent availability of renewable fuels Editor’s Note: The following article was provided by Fiona Riddoch, managing director of COGEN Europe. COGEN Europe is the European trade association for the promotion of cogeneration, with the goal […]

Is Cogeneration the Future of Power in Europe?

Directive 2004/08/EC by the European Parliament states, “The energy-saving potential of cogeneration is currently under-utilized in the European Union. The purpose of this Directive is to facilitate the installation and operation of electrical cogeneration plants in order to save energy and combat climate change.” As the Directive is dated 2004, we have seen many developments […]

Cogeneration Application Considerations

Cogeneration Application Considerations John A. Jacobs III, Technical Leader, Evaluation & Analysis Martin Schneider, Senior Marketing Manager Introduction Cogeneration or CHP (Combined Heat and Power). The terms cogeneration and CHP are used interchangeably in this paper and are defined as the combined simultaneous generation of heat and electrical energy with a common source of fuel. […]