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

1975–80; co- + generation Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
cogeneration (ˌkəʊdʒɛnəˈreɪʃən)
another name for CHP

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Science Dictionary
cogeneration   (kō-jěn'ə-rā'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
A process in which an industrial facility uses its waste energy to produce heat or electricity. Compare trigeneration.
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Example sentences
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.
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