Definition of cogeneration in English:



mass noun
  • The generation of electricity and useful heat jointly, especially the utilization of the steam left over from electricity generation for heating.

    • ‘In cogeneration, the exhaust steam or heat for producing electricity or manufacturing is used again to drive the machines for another factory or for more electricity production.’
    • ‘Even small firms engage in cogeneration (heat and power) via fuel cells and microturbines.’
    • ‘The power plant uses the revenues from credits to fund cogeneration with the excess steam it generates.’
    • ‘The country gets about 56,000 mw of electrical generation from combined heat and power or cogeneration, according to data.’
    • ‘This method, called cogeneration, allows a facility to produce electricity and then heat domestic hot water or create steam to operate absorption chillers.’