CHP (Combined Heat and Power) is widely regarded as a cost-effective technology allowing the on-site generation of power and the ability to make use of the associated heat created through power generation. This cogeneration approach reduces CO2 emissions and cuts operating costs.
What is CHP?
Combined Heat and Power systems utilise a fuel source, such as natural gas, to generate electricity. Sometimes via a private wire network, more often directly to buildings which can then use the generated electricity to wholly, or partly with support from the National Grid, power facilities. Alternatively, CHP systems also provide properties with the option to sell some or all of the power generated back to the grid.
Secondly, CHP installations utilise the ‘waste’ heat created from the power generation process to heat water for distribution throughout the client’s buildings, providing a source of heating and hot water.
This process provides much more efficient source of power generation for a property by making use of what otherwise would be wasted energy.