Combined Heat and Power

A big step towards net zero. CHP balances renewables at highest possible efficiency, provides heat and is ready for renewable fuels.
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Are you ready to give your business a boost?

Fuel efficiency levels of up to 90% can be achieved with Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants, thanks to the heat utilization. For your business, this naturally means lower costs to produce the same amount of heat and power. CHP is one method of mitigating environmental impacts – an overall reduction of energy costs by up to 30% while simultaneously achieving a 15-40% decrease in carbon emissions speaks for itself. Profitability can be further increased for industrial applications by exporting excess power to the local grid. With hundreds of cogeneration plants installed worldwide, Siemens Energy has a proven track record of providing best-in-class products, services, and solutions for CHP.

How CHP works

In Combined Heat and Power, the waste heat produced in a plant facility is utilized in other industrial processes, extracted to cover the heat demand of individual buildings, or exported to a district heating system. CHP plants are typically based on gas and/or steam turbines in simple or combined cycle configuration. In simple cycle, the waste heat generated by a gas turbine is captured in a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) or waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and used for heating or to produce process steam. In combined cycle CHP it is initially used to fuel a steam turbine producing additional power.


COGEN Europe welcomes Siemens Energy as a new partner

"We are very excited to welcome Siemens Energy as a member of COGEN Europe," says Hans Korteweg, Managing Director of COGEN Europe. "Siemens Energy is a forward-looking company that is committed to supporting the switch to renewable fuels such as green hydrogen. I am convinced that they will make a positive and valuable contribution to our activities."

Energy services for power generation

Increase the flexibility, efficiency, reliability, and availability of your Combined Heat and Power assets throughout their entire lifecycle – with service solutions from our highly skilled and deeply committed Siemens Energy Service Experts.
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Power generation services

Modernization and upgrades, repairs and maintenance, remote diagnostics and spare part programs – we customize your individual service package to meet your needs.

Cogeneration combines Heat and Power – and decouples them


Electricity production and heat supply can be uncoupled by adding a thermal energy storage solution to the CHP plant, enabling a more flexible operational profile.


By utilizing hydrogen, biofuels and other clean fuels in a gas turbine CHP plant, it can play an important role providing fossil free flexibility on the electricity market at the same time as it produces heat.


Hydrogen – Preparing gas turbines for the energy transition

There is an increasing need, and potential, for hydrogen to decarbonize power generation. In this comprehensive white paper, learn about how Siemens Energy is approaching this unprecedented opportunity, readying gas turbines for the energy transition. 

Flexibility is the key

Siemens Energy gas turbines combine high exhaust gas temperatures with outstanding electrical efficiencies, offer broad fuel flexibility and low life-cycle costs. For industrial processes with fluctuating heat demand, heat peaking capability can be achieved with supplementary firing.


Our steam turbines can provide process steam at appropriate pressure levels for all kinds of industrial applications as well as district heating. Every Siemens Energy steam turbine can be equipped with uncontrolled or controlled steam extraction to meet specific demands. 

Green biofuels

Green biofuels: A proven fuel for gas turbines

As we move away from fossil fuels, green fuel alternatives are needed to balance the volatile nature of solar and wind. A key option is to replace conventional natural gas and diesel fuels with green biofuels in gas turbines.


Setting global standards in CHP

We have a proven track record of providing best-in-class products, solutions, and services for CHP. This is demonstrated by hundreds of cogeneration plants worldwide. From single gas and steam turbines or heat recovery steam generators to full turnkey installations: The same commitment is iterated in all of our projects around the globe, bringing out the best in Combined Heat and Power.

Around the world with cogeneration

The numerous advantages of Combined Heat and Power make it an ideal solution for an even greater number of possible applications. See how businesses across the globe benefit from Siemens Energy products and solutions for CHP, from waste treatment in Scotland to textile manufacturing in Mexico.

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