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    På svenska: Kraftvärmeverk är en anläggning som utnyttjar kraftvärmeteknik för att producera elektricitet och fjärrvärme. I motsats till värmekraftverket utnyttjar kraftvärmeverk en större del av den tillförda värmeenergin. Tekniken medför att 80–90 procent av bränslets energiinnehåll kan tas tillvara, medan ett värmekraftverk som enbart producerar elektricitet har en verkningsgrad på maximalt cirka 50 procent. Kraftvärme bygger på att det finns möjlighet att ta emot den värme som "blir över" vid produktionen av el, oftast i ett fjärrvärmenät. Lär dig mer på Wikipedia
    In English: Cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP) is the use of a heat engine or power station to generate electricity and useful heat at the same time. Cogeneration is a more efficient use of fuel or heat, because otherwise-wasted heat from electricity generation is put to some productive use. Combined heat and power (CHP) plants recover otherwise wasted thermal energy for heating. This is also called combined heat and power district heating. Small CHP plants are an example of decentralized energy. By-product heat at moderate temperatures (100–180 °C, 212–356 °F) can also be used in absorption refrigerators for cooling. The supply of high-temperature heat first drives a gas or steam turbine-powered generator. The resulting low-temperature waste heat is then used for water or space heating. At smaller scales (typically below 1 MW), a gas engine or diesel engine may be used. Cogeneration is also common with geothermal power plants as they often produce relatively low grade heat. Binary cycles may be necessary to reach acceptable thermal efficiency for electricity generation at all. Cogeneration is less commonly employed in nuclear power plants as NIMBY and safety considerations have often kept them further from population centers than comparable chemical power plants and district heating is less efficient in lower population density areas due to transmission losses. Cogeneration was practiced in some of the earliest installations of electrical generation. Before central stations distributed power, industries generating their own power used exhaust steam for process heating. Large office and apartment buildings, hotels, and stores commonly generated their own power and used waste steam for building heat. Due to the high cost of early purchased power, these CHP operations continued for many years after utility electricity became available. Learn more at Wikipedia