Combined heat and power (CHP) plant

What is Combined heat and power (CHP) plant?

Combined heat and power (CHP) plant meaning A plant designed to produce both heat and electricity from a single heat source. Note: This term is being used in place of the term “cogenerator” that was used by EIA in the past. CHP better describes the facilities because some of the plants included do not produce heat and power in a sequential fashion and, as a result, do not meet the legal definition of cogeneration specified in the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).


reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)