ADVANTAGES OF DECENTRALISED, COMBINED HEAT AND POWER GENERATION
Green energy in the right place at the right time
With this method, power is generated as it is required, so that generation matches exactly with the actual consumption. During the winter, when we are at home we need both heating and a large amount of electricity. Compared to photovoltaics, a higher proportion of power needs can be generated at home, meaning that the demand of electricity from the public network is low.
No need for costly network expansion
The expansion of the power supply system that is now essential due to the increased use of renewable energy technologies in centralised power plants becomes unnecessary with decentralised energy generation using CHP methods. This is because the electricity is only produced where it is required and used.
Generating electricity with a CHP system allows households and communities to produce their own power. Excess power produced can then be fed or even sold back into the public power supply system.
In traditional dedicated electricity power plants, the heat that is produced is disposed of in cooling towers. However, in CHP systems, this so-called "waste" heat is used and not wasted, leading to significantly higher efficiences.
Compared to the separate generation of electricity and heat, cogeneration reduces the energy consumption required to produce these two essential requirements of modern society by more than a third.
By using responsibly sourced and local biomass as an energy source the total energy production is 100% ecological and sustainable. In this way, importing electricity generated by nuclear power and the burning of fossil fuels (e.g. heating oil) will become unnecessary.