Government unveils new emissions threshold for biomass CHP support

The change will require projects to produce 95.9% less carbon than the EU fossil power average

EU approves German aid for efficient cogeneration plants

The Commission said the scheme does not lead to overcompensation or distort competition

UK-based CHP supplier bought by joint venture

The acquisition is expected to help promote low carbon growth in Europe and Asia and transform the CHP market in India

Centrica pumps out 3,000th CHP unit

Centrica Business Solutions has started production of its 3,000th combined heat and power (CHP) unit. The low carbon energy generator has been designed and delivered in the firm’s global engineering and manufacturing base in Salford, Manchester. This particular CHP unit produces 50kW of power while keeping nitrogen oxide emissions to a minimum – it has […]

CHP units score full marks at UK university

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is expecting to achieve major carbon savings after installing two new combined heat and power (CHP) units from Veolia. The resource management firm has signed a 10-year contract to deliver secure, low carbon energy supplies. The 4MW CHP units replace older models and are expected to help the university reduce […]

Two hospitals to save £13.4m with CHP units

An NHS Trust is expected to save more than £13.4 million thanks to two new combined heat and and power (CHP) plants. Vital Energi has signed a contract with Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to install a 2.5MW CHP system which will be integrated into the existing electrical, heating and hot water systems at the […]

CHP could give Europe extra 120GW of energy

Combined heat and power (CHP) installations could provide Europe with up to an additional 120GW of energy. That’s according to advocacy group COGEN Europe, which says cogeneration from a hybrid facility can result in massive savings and reduced emissions. It says realising this opportunity will be instrumental to reaching the EU’s strategic climate and energy goals, […]

EU Czechs out CHP state aid scheme

The EU has approved a €420 million (£364.3m) Czech scheme to support combined heat and power (CHP) plants. Under the plan, operators of high efficiency CHP plants commissioned between January 2016 and December 2020 will receive a fixed premium on top of the market price of electricity. The initiative aims to support the co-generation of […]

London launches first waste to heat network

  A heating network that uses household waste to generate energy has been launched in south east London which provides heat and hot water to 2,500 homes in the borough of Southwark. ELN Reporter Priyanka Shrestha tours the facility to find out how it works.

‘Coherent’ energy procurement strategy crucial for CHP benefits

Combined heat and power (CHP) is an “effective answer” to lower energy costs but savings could be lost without a “coherent” energy procurement strategy. That’s according to ENER-G Procurement, which has published a free guide to aligning energy purchasing and CHP strategies and will be offering advice at Energy Live 2013. Director Mark Alston said: […]