CHP could be peachy in saving energy, costs and lives, Georgia Tech study says

By District Energy posted 14 days ago

  

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Summary

There is a cogeneration gap in Georgia, and bridging it could be a pivotal turn in the journey to fight climate change and cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the large-scale and on-site power sector.

A new report from Georgia Institute of Technology researchers promotes the widespread adoption of combined heat and power (CHP) plants as a highly promising tool for improving energy efficiency, clearing the environment and creating jobs.

Georgia Tech’s research was sponsored by Drawdown Georgia, a statewide initiative focused on scaling market-ready, high-impact climate solutions in Georgia this decade.

CHP, also called cogeneration, is a multi-purpose plant which generates electricity either for the on-site operation or the grid and also allocates the resulting heat and cooling to be used in manufacturing, industrial or comfort solutions. Georgia currently has about 34 industrial power plants with an average of 25 MW generation capacity.

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