Definition of cogeneration in US English:

cogeneration

noun

  • The generation of electricity and other energy jointly, especially the utilization of the steam left over from electricity generation to produce heat.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This method, called cogeneration, allows a facility to produce electricity and then heat domestic hot water or create steam to operate absorption chillers.’
    • ‘The country gets about 56,000 mw of electrical generation from combined heat and power or cogeneration, according to data.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

cogeneration

/ˌkōjenəˈrāSH(ə)n/