Entries tagged with "Cogeneration"

German Cogeneration Act

Germany wants to get 25 percent of its power supply from cogeneration units by 2020 because cogeneration is much more efficient than separate power and heat generation. The Cogeneration Act therefore pays bonuses for cogeneration relative to system size.

Policies for clean energy

Germany has implemented a number of laws and programs for its energy transition, and there are also some at the level of the EU. The most important ones are listed below.


When the waste heat of electricity generators is recovered for useful applications, we speak of the “cogeneration” of heat and power.