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Old 11-18-2015, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just for thought, but why?

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I have long wondered why powerplants don't distribute hot water to surrounding houses and businesses.

And yes I am aware of the 1% in New York and Philly but lets ignore that for a moment.

In Weston WI, there are 4 coal fired plants, the general rule of thumb is if it can provide electricity for a house, that same energy can also heat the same house, meaning the power plant throws away about half its energy (at best)

Any thoughts why large scale co-generation is so unpopular?

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