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Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) sometimes known as Cogeneration is the use of a single piece of plant to generate both heat and electricity. In conventional power generation large quantities of energy in the form of heat are wasted. By using this technique, the total energy conversion efficiency can reach 90%.

Combining this with sustainable fuels such as Biomass and domestic Energy Saving measures, Community Heating Schemes can provide low cost heating that has a minimal carbon footprint. CHP is a key technology in the government’s drive away from centralized power generation towards distributed energy generation.

CHP plant is available in all capacities from large CHP plants where the electricity output feeds into the national network and the heat is used locally; through building or community sized CHP plants to Micro CHP that effectively replace the boiler of a single home.

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Combined Heat and Power

Useful Links:

The Combined Heat and Power Association www.chpa.co.uk

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