Why choose CHP?
CHP is first and foremost an energy efficiency technology. It provides a means to substantially reduce fuel, or ‘primary energy’, consumption without compromising the quality and reliability of the energy supply to consumers. Consequently it provides a cost-effective means of generating low-carbon or renewable energy.
Direct benefits of CHP include:
- A minimum of 10% energy and carbon dioxide savings required by the CHP Quality Assurance scheme with many installations delivering markedly more
- Cost savings of between 15% and 40% over electricity sourced from the grid and heat generated by on-site boilers (see explanation)
- High overall efficiency – up to 80% or more at the point of use
- A proven and reliable technology with numerous successful installations throughout the world
These in turn deliver a range of beneficial outcomes:
- A reduction in the cost of energy can improve competitiveness of industry and business, help to alleviate fuel poverty and lower cost in delivery of public services
- Enhanced security of supply, makes energy go further, through more efficient use of fuel
- Increased flexibility and reliability of energy supply, both nationally and locally – as CHP can complement and enhance other forms of energy generation
- Flexible and responsive heat supplies – the thermal energy (heat or cooling) produced by CHP can be easily stored and later delivered to meet demand as required by the user
- Reduced overall demand on centralised power supply, such as large scale coal or gas fired power stations – which reduces stress on the electricity grid; more and more important as the UK’s ageing power stations are decommissioned
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