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Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Reduce energy spend with Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

CHP is an energy efficient technology that generates electricity and captures the heat that would otherwise be wasted to provide useful thermal energy—such as steam or hot water—that can be used for District Heating, Space Heating, Cooling, Commercial / Domestic hot water and industrial processes.


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. The CHP engine harnesses the waste heat generated from this process to distribute hot water through insulated district heating pipework to provide heating and hot water for the client’s buildings, after which it returns to the energy centre to be reheated by the CHP. By generating the electricity and heat through one fuel simultaneously, it is much more efficient than traditional power generation as there is less wasted energy, providing a solution that improves energy efficiency by 40-45%.

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is an efficient method of generating heat and electricity from a single process and fuel source. This technique has lower carbon emissions than traditional generation, whilst also benefiting from lower energy costs.


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  • A highly efficient technology, by using waste heat, CHP plants can reach efficiency ratings in excess of 80%.

  • Assist with regulations and legislation, from BREEAM assessment to Part L of building regulations. 

  • Utilise captured heat, on-site for critical operations and processes.

  • Lower your electricity costs and reduce reliance on grid energy by generating your own electricity onsite.

  • Gain budget stability through predictable electricity costs and accurate forecasting of operating expenses.

  • Reduce energy costs by up to 40% by generating on-site and benefitting from heat utilisation

  • typical pay back is 2-3 years on a CHP system

  • CHP plants can reach efficiency ratings in excess of 80%.

  • 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

  • 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

  • ­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

  • 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


CHP should always be considered when:

  • Designing a new building

  • Installing or replacing a new boiler plant

  • Replacing or refurbishing an existing plant

  • Reviewing electricity supply

  • Reviewing standby electricity generation or plant

  • Considering energy efficiency in general

  • Exploring options towards building regulation compliance

  • Reducing CO2 emissions and environmental impact

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