Combined Heat and Power Focus

DECC's Free resource supporting the development of CHP

CHP Helpline 0845 365 5153 or 01235 753033

Atmospheric Emissions

Combined heat and power is a highly efficient energy process that produces significantly fewer combustion products per unit of energy output than traditional discrete heat and power generation systems. This, in turn, has a beneficial effect on air pollution and its consequences. Although installing a CHP system usually increases the fuel consumption on-site, the use of cleaner combustion plant often results in a reduction in some of the pollutants produced. By generating electricity on-site, CHP also displaces the larger amounts of fuel otherwise used at central power generating stations, significantly reducing their emissions of pollutants. Included are sections dealing in depth with fossil fuels combustion, conventional energy supply emissions, CHP emissions, CHP emissions reductions, operations & maintenance requirements


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UK CHP Development Map

UK CHP Development Map

UK CHP Development Map

UK CHP Development Map Screenshot

The UK CHP Development Tool is the latest version of the map, originally developed as a tool aimed at assisting power station developers consider the opportunities for supplying heat and development of combined heat and power (CHP) as required under planning policy. However, it can also be used by both small and large organisations to help identify the locations where the supply of CHP heat would have the greatest potential, and therefore the largest positive environmental impact.

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