Combined Heat and Power

The simultaneous generation of electricity and heat in one plant is called combined heat and power (CHP). Smaller CHP plants, so-called combined heat and power (CHP) units, are very well suited for decentralised use in buildings or defined urban quarters.

Why combined heat and power (CHP)?

Compared to separate electricity and heat production in conventional power plants on the one hand and individual heating systems on the other, combined heat and power (CHP) units achieve up to 40 percent higher efficiency rates and are therefore particularly energy-efficient.

The heat generated during the combustion of the fuel in an engine is used for heating and domestic hot water preparation. Natural gas and biomethane (bio natural gas) are particularly suitable as fuels for CHP units. A literature in the CHP unit generates electricity.

What does the BEA do?

BEA finances, plans, builds and operates CHP plants at its own economic risk. We offer a variety of service models. We integrate the CHP into an existing heating system (supply model), we replace an obsolete heating system and set up a completely new energy centre in the building including a CHP (full contracting) or we take over the energy management operation of a CHP (operational management contracting).

The electricity can be obtained directly from the BEA as environmentally friendly BEA Kiezstrom®.