Industrial efficiency technologies, such as combined heat and power (CHP), are used by some hospitals, businesses and communities to provide reliable electricity. CHP produces both electricity and steam from a single fuel at a facility located near the customers. These efficient systems recover heat that normally would be wasted in an electricity generator. During Super Storm Sandy, institutions in the Bronx, Manhattan, Salem, NJ and Danbury, CT, among others, continued operations uninterrupted because of CHP systems.
Resource File: Briefing: Industrial Efficiency Technology Kept the Lights on During Hurricane Sandy (PDF)