“ Combined Heat and Power (CHP) uses energy sources more efficiently, hence reducing the overall combustion of fossil fuels which leads to lower emission of soot or ash into the atmosphere. ”
Usage of CHP can potentially improve environmental quality by 32% in terms of carbon dioxide emissions as compared with conventional power plant.
The use of absorption chillers in CHP, in place of the conventional electric chillers which utilises chlorofluorocarbons-based refrigerants (CFC), is an additional benefit for the environment.
Distributed generation usually results in improved reliability in relation to the supply system, which is a result of lower losses incurred through the transmission and distribution networks. This increases the overall productivity of the power supply system, while reducing environmental impact.