Combined heat and power (CHP) Law and Legal Definition

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency combined heat and power refers to the use of a heat engine or a power station to simultaneously generate both electricity and useful heat. It is an efficient, clean and reliable approach to generate electricity and heat energy from a single fuel source. CHP will increase the facility's operational efficiency and decrease energy costs. It also reduces emission of greenhouse gases and contributes to global climate change. CHP is one of the most common forms of recycling is CHP. Combined heat and power (CHP) is also called as cogeneration.