Why Combined Heat and Power is Better than Separate Generation
What is Trigeneration?
Trigeneration is the simultaneous generation of power, heat, and cooling. Heat that would've been thrown away in a conventional power plant is put to use directly for heat, and indirectly to power an absorption chilling cycle to produce cold water for cooling.
Author: Nick Enge
General References: What is Cogeneration?
Special Thanks: Gil Masters (Stanford), and Amory Lovins (RMI) for introduction to these concepts.
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