COGEN Europe is the European association for the promotion of cogeneration. Its principal goal is to work towards the wider use of cogeneration in Europe for a sustainable energy future. Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the most efficient way to deliver heating, cooling and electricity. It is based on the simultaneous production of electricity and thermal energy, both of which are used. The central and most fundamental principle of cogeneration is that, in order to maximise the many benefits that arise from it, systems should be based according to the heat demand of the application. COGEN Europe is promoting the widespread development of cogeneration in Europe and world-wide. To achieve this goal, COGEN Europe is working at the EU level and with Member States to develop sustainable energy policies and remove unnecessary barriers to its implementation.
What we do
COGEN Europe is promoting the widespread development of cogeneration in Europe and world-wide. To achieve this goal, COGEN Europe is working with its member organisations at EU level and with Member States to develop a favourable policy environment for cogeneration and remove unnecessary barriers to its implementation.
Our role in the ene.field project
COGEN Europe is the project co-ordinator and the leader of the dissemination Work Package. We will develop the visibility and awareness of the ene.field project among the key EU Institutions and within the 27 EU Members States. We have also a role as policy contributor to the commercialisation Work Package, where we will use our extensive knowledge of the current policy environment of cogeneration and its market impact to carry out a review of the policy structure around micro FC-CHP.
Mr Gilles Pittoors – Project Officer