Benefits of CHP

CHP technology works by using a fuel source, typically natural gas, to generate electricity which can be either utilised by the client via a private wire, sold back to the grid, or a combination of the two. Embracing CHP technology poses a range of benefits:

Benefits of Combined Heat and Power

Financial

  • Typically lower in price than traditional importation from the grid
  • Utilises one fuel source to generate two energy outputs (electricity and heat), therefore creating two outputs for the cost of one fuel input
  • Further savings found through the generation of electricity at the price of a single fuel import which is typically lower than the cost of importing electricity separately
  • There is the option to sell the electricity back to the grid, allowing for further financial reward simply by generating a heating supply
  • A 2017 study by BEIS found that UK customers connected to heat networks, on average, pay less for their heating than traditional generation: https://bit.ly/2DMfvIj
  • Fuel supplied to the CHP engine and the energy generated from it could be exempt from the main rates of the Climate Change Levy dependent on the efficiency of the installation

Environmental

  • ­Traditional energy generation consists of separate plants for electricity and heat, resulting in higher carbon emissions and considerable wasted heat
  • CHP generates both energy forms simultaneously and harnesses this otherwise wasted heat to provide heating to buildings
  • Fewer carbon emissions with maximum energy savings
  • Lower emissions of harmful gases so is more sustainable than traditional generation
  • Ability to adapt equipment to minimise noise emissions to comply with planning constraints

Benefits of Working with a Specialist Contractor

  • We can tailor-make a solution to suit any location
  • We have experience working within the education sector, hospitals, private developers, city centres and local authorities to provide flexible solutions to suit a range of sites
  • We can provide operation and maintenance services, and can guarantee performance of efficiencies and outputs assuring an agreed level of financial and carbon savings