Cogeneration definition

Cogeneration means the simultaneous generation in one process of thermal energy and electrical or mechanical energy;
Cogeneration means an integrated system that produces electric energy and useful thermal energy for industrial, commercial, or heating and cooling purposes, through the sequential or simultaneous use of the original fuel energy. Cogeneration must involve onsite generation of electricity and useful thermal energy and some form of waste heat recovery. Some examples of cogeneration include: (a) a gas turbine or reciprocating engine generating electricity by combusting fuel, which then uses a heat recovery unit to capture useful heat from the exhaust stream of the turbine or engine; (b) Steam turbines generating electricity as a byproduct of steam generation through a fired boiler; (c) Cogeneration systems in which the fuel input is first applied to a thermal process such as a furnace and at least some of the heat rejected from the process is then used for power production. For the purposes of this article, a combined-cycle power generation unit, where none of the generated thermal energy is used for industrial, commercial, or heating and cooling purposes (these purposes exclude any thermal energy utilization that is either in support of or a part of the electricity generation system), is not considered a cogeneration unit.
Cogeneration means an integrated system that produces electric energy and useful thermal energy for industrial, commercial, or heating and cooling purposes, through the sequential or simultaneous use of the original fuel energy. Cogeneration must involve onsite generation of electricity and useful thermal energy and some form of waste heat recovery.

Examples of Cogeneration in a sentence

Cogeneration steam generating unit means a steam generating unit that simultaneously produces both electrical (or mechanical) and thermal energy from the same primary energy source.

Calpine Cogeneration Corporation Calpine Eastern Corporation Calpine Edinburg, Inc.

Thomas Beach on behalf of the California Cogeneration Council (R.

Cogeneration Use: Applicable to separately metered service for the sequential production of electrical energy and useful thermal energy from the same fuel source by a Qualifying Facility, as defined in Section 201 of the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 whose cogeneration equipment meets the efficiency standards set forth in Chapter 18 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Sections 292.205(a) and (b).

Cogeneration systems that produce steam or forms of energy such as heat, as well as electricity, for use primarily within a building or complex of buildings.


More Definitions of Cogeneration

Cogeneration means a process which simultaneously produces two or more forms of useful energy (including electricity);
Cogeneration means the sequential use of energy for the production of electrical and useful thermal energy. The sequence can be thermal use followed by power production or the reverse, subject to the following standards:
Cogeneration means the simultaneous production of electricity and thermal energy in the form of heat or steam from a single fuel source.
Cogeneration means the combined generation of:
Cogeneration means the sequential generation of two or more forms of energy from a common fuel or energy source. If these forms are electricity and thermal energy, then the operating and efficiency standards established by 18 C.F.R. Sec. 292.205 and the definitions established by 18 C.F.R. Sec. 292.202 (c) through (m) apply.
Cogeneration means the simultaneous generation of electrical energy and low-grade heat from the same fuel.