Combined Heat and Power Focus

DECC's Free resource supporting the development of CHP

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Atmospheric Emissions

Combined heat and power is a highly efficient energy process that produces fewer combustion products per unit of energy output than traditional heat and power generation systems. This, in turn, has a beneficial effect in terms of air pollution and its consequences. Although installing a CHP system usually increases the fuel consumption on-site, the use of cleaner combustion plant sometimes results in an overall reduction in some of the pollutants produced. Furthermore, by generating electricity on-site, CHP also displaces the larger amounts of fuel used at central power generating stations, significantly reducing the emission of pollutants from this source.

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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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