Cogeneration plants simultaneously produce electricity and heat that can be used for different applications. The main value of these installations is due to the optimum efficiency in energy transformation with minimum primary fuel consumption and lower environmental impact.
Co-generation saves large amounts of energy compared to producing electricity and heat separately and conventionally. Co-generation can save up to 30% of energy to produce the same thing.
By saving energy, cogeneration also saves CO2 emissions, making it a sustainable technology for the future to reduce climate change and achieve greater decarbonization in industry.
Today the main fuel is natural gas, but cogeneration also uses biomass, biogas and other renewable fuels.
Cogeneration produces energy locally, where it is consumed, so it can self-supply all the heat demanded by industries while generating electricity, which will be self-consumed in the factory or nearby through the local network, avoiding the losses that occur when transporting electricity through the networks, which also require large investments in infrastructure.
It is a technology that can operate 24 hours a day and all year round without depending on the wind or the sun, thus providing guaranteed power at all times and in all circumstances.