What is cogeneration?
Cogeneration is the combined process of producing electricity and heat.
In traditional thermoelectric plants, only a part of the energy contained in the fuel is converted into electricity. The remaining part, about 60%, is dispersed in the form of heat.
In a cogeneration plant, this heat is recovered and used in industrial or civil processes (e.g. district heating).
Cogeneration plants improve efficiency in the production of electricity, reduce the consumption of primary energy (fuel) and consequently reduce the emission of pollutants into the environment.
Our cogeneration installations are located at the Biassono and Villasanta plants.