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[koh-jen-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌkoʊ dʒɛn əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun, Energy.
utilization of the normally wasted heat energy produced by a power plant or industrial process, especially to generate electricity.
Origin of cogeneration
1975-80; co- + generation Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cogeneration
  • For a time, the cogeneration of electricity and water dominated the desalination industry.
  • Many power pants and industrial facilities can do cogeneration or share process heat with other users.
  • But it's possible to create both kinds of energy at the same time-an idea known as cogeneration.
  • Called cogeneration, it's a relatively easy way to get far more use out of the energy in coal or other fossil fuels.
  • The company will also install a natural-gas power cogeneration facility onsite to cut energy costs.
  • The process is similar to what goes on in your car-think of the engine as a mini cogeneration plant.
  • One possibility that was not listed but makes sense for government and private industry is cogeneration.
  • cogeneration is the concurrent production of power and heat from the same source.
  • cogeneration utilizes energy from the wastewater treatment process to produce heat and electricity.
  • cogeneration is on-site energy generation that uses clean or renewable fuel sources to produce electricity and steam or hot water.
British Dictionary definitions for cogeneration


another name for CHP
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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cogeneration in Science
A process in which an industrial facility uses its waste energy to produce heat or electricity. Compare trigeneration.
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