an integrated set of technologies for the simultaneous, on-site production of electricity and heat.
also known as Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
The concurrent production of electricity or mechanical power and useful thermal energy (heating and/or cooling) from a single source of energy.
Local Energy Source
A type of distributed generation, which, unlike central station generation, is located at or near the point of consumption.
A suite of technologies that can use a variety of fuels to generate electricity or power at the point of use, allowing the heat that would normally be lost in the power generation process to be recovered to provide needed heating and/or cooling.