COGEN Europe

The European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration

Cogeneration (Combined Heat and Power or CHP) is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat, both of which are used.Read More

European Cogeneration Review

The European Cogeneration Review – Germany is the third in a series of country reports that COGEN Europe will issue over the coming 12 months on cogeneration in Europe. The ECR covers the latest developments in the cogeneration sector, looking at market potentials and policy implications.


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Case study of the week

Crowne Plaza “Le Palace Hotel” in Brussels is part of the PANDOX group and has 350 rooms and an area of 28,000 m². Compared to 2008, the hotel has reduced its 2010 energy consumption by 60% in natural gas and 20% in electricity through the implementation of energy savings actions.      


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Cogeneration can power the EU's industrial renaissance


Increasing the CHP base in European industries can improve these companies' competitiveness, thereby contributing to the industrial renaissance powering Europe's economic recovery. It can also improve the efficiency and reduce the total cost of the whole electricity system, argues a new COGEN Europe Position Paper.

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Cogeneration must play greater role in EU 2030 climate and energy framework


By clearly including energy efficiency in the EU's overall climate and energy policy framework with the publication in July of the Energy Efficiency Communication, the European Commission has taken positive steps to highlight the contribution of energy efficiency in its own right towards achieving the EU's security of supply, competitiveness and environmental objectives. COGEN Europe has responded to the Commission Communication with the publication of a Position Paper.

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Cogeneration principle still providing 11% of Europe's electricity


Cogeneration – also known as combined heat and power (CHP) – penetration in the EU remains flat according to data released recently by Eurostat. The 2012 figures also reveal that renewable fuels continue to gain ground in Europe's CHP fleet.

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Upcoming Events

30 Sep 2014

COGEN Portugal: 16th Annual Conference

Lisbon, Portugal

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2 Oct 2014

Belgium: National CHP Day


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9 - 12 Oct 2014


Augsburg, Germany

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Cogeneration/CHP News

First ORC at electric arc furnace

A waste heat recovery Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine recently installed at a steel foundry in Germany has been claimed as a world first.Read more about this news item

New York <3 distributed energy - report

Adoption of distributed energy in the US state of New York is strong and growing, a new report has found.Read more about this news item

Recovering local heat makes good sense

Here’s a couple of great ideas for maximizing the efficiency of CHP-based district heating systems.Read more about this news item

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