The cogeneration (combined of electricity and heat production) is a mature technology, which plays a key role in European and national energy strategies, and efficient because it is the only one that full and simultaneously meets three objectives:
- The security of supply
- A competitive cost
- Environmental sustainability of energy, thus contributing to strengthen the three pillars of European energy policy: climate change, security of supply and competitiveness.
Among its benefits include the saving of primary energy and thus emission reductions and the saving of investment in transport infrastructure and distribution, because of these installations are associated with the points of electricity and heat consumption.