What is CHP?

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Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the simultaneous generation of usable heat and power (usually electricity) in a single process. Through the use of an absorption cooling cycle, trigeneration or Combined Cooling Heat and Power (CCHP) schemes can also be developed. CHP is a highly efficient way to use both fossil and renewable fuels and can therefore make a significant contribution to the UK’s sustainable energy goals, bringing environmental, economic, social and energy security benefits.

(CHP) is a well-proven technology, recognised worldwide as a cleaner alternative to traditional centralised generation. Its long-term future in the global energy markets is secured by CHP’s ability to provide a multitude of financial, operational and environmental benefits from a single unit of fuel.

CHP systems can be employed over a wide range of sizes, applications, fuels and technologies. In its simplest form, it employs a gas turbine, an engine or a steam turbine to drive an alternator, and the resulting electricity can be used either wholly or partially on-site. The heat produced during power generation is recovered, usually in a heat recovery boiler and can be used to raise steam for a number of industrial processes, to provide hot water for space heating
Benefits of CHP

Financial Benefits:
• Reduce your Primary Energy costs by up to 50% with the outright Capital Purchase of an ENER•G Cogeneration system.
• Reduce your Energy bill by up to 20% without Capital Outlay through an ENER•G Finance Scheme. (Discount Energy Purchase (DEP) / Optima) Contract.
• Release capital for core activities by using one of ENER•G’s range of funding options for Energy Plant from CHP to services infrastructure and energy saving equipment.
• Stabilise the risks associated with rapidly rising electricity prices in your business over a fixed period.
• Minimise the impact of the Climate Change Levy (CCL) with Good Quality Cogeneration schemes and allow ENER•G to manage the CCL process for you (UK).
• Catalyst to the entitlement Grant funding in certain project categories. E.g. Community Energy Fund, EEC, Transco Affordable Warmth

Operational Benefits:
• Improve the security of your Electrical supply to the site by utilising the Cogeneration unit as a standby generator at times when the electricity grid fails.
• Improve the security of your Heat supply to the site by utilising the CHP unit as a standby boiler at times when your boilers are out of service for any reason.
• Limit the need for investment in replacement or new boiler plant by meeting the base load thermal requirements of your site with CHP.
• Eliminate the need for expensive electrical connection upgrades by displacing electrical demand directly or through an ENER•G Trigeneration system where the plant produces Electricity, Heat and Cooling simultaneously.

• Through its state of the art technologies and vast experience, ENER•G can operate and maintain the plant over a long term, enabling you to benefit from the rewards of Cogeneration or other Energy plant and focus on your core business.

Environmental Benefits:
• Contribute to the global environmental improvement by reducing fossil fuel usage. Operating Cogeneration plant at point of use to generate primary energy improves energy efficiency and reducing the quantity of greenhouse gas emissions, in particular carbon dioxide CO2.
• Lower SOX emissions with the use of natural gas as a fuel.
• The use of CHP fuelled by Biogas or Landfill gas offers significant environmental advantages. It eliminates the need to flare large amounts of Biogas containing methane, which is significantly damaging to the global environment.
• Through lowering carbon emissions CHP can help you meet your Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) targets.

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