Benefits of Cogeneration. Cogeneration can significantly reduce carbon emissions and energy costs, as this EPA case study shows. And while typical combustion systems have an efficiency of about 40-50 percent, cogeneration systems that combine the power and heat generation processes can be up to 80 percent efficient.
In respect to this, what does a cogeneration plant do?
Large cogeneration systems provide heating water and power for an industrial site or an entire town. Common CHP plant types are: Gas turbine CHP plants using the waste heat in the flue gas of gas turbines. The fuel used is typically natural gas.