Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Combined Heat and Power

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) refers to the simultaneous generation of useful heat and electricity.

CHP can reduce carbon emissions by up to 30% compared to the separate means of conventional generation via a boiler and power station.

The heat generated during this process is supplied to a correctly matched heat demand that would otherwise be met by a conventional boiler. CHP systems are highly effective, making use of the heat which would otherwise be wasted when producing electrical or mechanical power. This allows heat constraints to be met that would otherwise require extra fuel to be burnt.

CHP typically has an efficiency of over 80%. Operators typically saving around 20% on energy bills and can save up to 30% on carbon emissions.