In order to maximise the benefits of cogeneration, we have to take a few things into consideration. First of all, it is crucial to make the whole energy system, from power plant to consumer, more energy efficient. We will waist many opportunities if we only focus on making energy consumption more efficient.
Secondly, we need to integrate different energy vectors such as electricity, heat and gas, and not consider them separately. Furthermore, we have to empower consumers and make them better informed about the available energy choices. In this way, they can become a prosumers.