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The term cogeneration was coined to define the concept of simultaneous production of two forms of useful energy from one fuel source. The energy produced is typically electrical or mechanical power and thermal power. There are two types of systems, distinguished according to whether the electrical power from the generator is first produced by direct combustion of a fuel or results from the utilization of a thermal energy supply. A new modular design concept allows virtually any commercial or industrial project to incorporate a compact, packaged pre-engineered cogeneration system into their plant or office facilities. In the United States, there are approximately 8,000 Mw (megawatts) of cogeneration and this level is expected to double by 1990. The incentives for installin cogeneration systems arise from tax credits and anticipated availability of natural gas at cost.
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