cogeneration

[koh-jen-uh-rey-shuh n]

noun Energy.

utilization of the normally wasted heat energy produced by a power plant or industrial process, especially to generate electricity.

Nearby words

  1. cog in the wheel,
  2. cog railway,
  3. cog.,
  4. cogan-reese syndrome,
  5. cogency,
  6. cogenial,
  7. cogent,
  8. cogently,
  9. coggan,
  10. cogged

Origin of cogeneration

First recorded in 1975–80; co- + generation

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British Dictionary definitions for cogeneration

cogeneration

noun

another name for CHP
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Science definitions for cogeneration

cogeneration

[kō-jĕn′ə-rāshən]

A process in which an industrial facility uses its waste energy to produce heat or electricity. Compare trigeneration.
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