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Colorado recycled energy market overview : final report
Colorado. Energy Office.
Colorado Energy Office
Recycled energy, also known as waste heat to power (WHP), is the process of capturing heat discarded by an existing process and using that heat to generate electricity. In Colorado, the term recycled energy is more commonly used and qualifies under the states Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) as an eligible resource. Under the Colorado RES, recycled energy systems must have a nameplate capacity of 15 megawatts (MW) or less, convert the otherwise lost energy from the heat from exhaust stacks or pipes to electricity and not combust additional fossil fuel to be eligible. In addition, recycled energy does not include energy produced by systems that use waste heat from a process whose main purpose is the generation of electricity. In the industrial sector, most recycled energy streams are generated by kilns, furnaces, ovens, turbines engines, and other equipment. Waste streams suitable for recycled energy can also be generated at field locations including landfills, compressor stations, and mining sites.
[prepared by Jessica Rackley, Anne Hampson, Michael Fucci]
Includes bibliographical references.
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