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CHP Finance

There are several approaches to costing and financing a CHP development. However the benefits of investing in CHP can only be realised by the appropriate operation of the plant. Combining this understanding of operations and capital investment makes financing CHP unique and has led to CHP financing solutions only seen in the CHP sector.

The CHP Finance guide reviews methods for establishing the capital, fuel and maintenance costs. The impact of financing CHP on a company's balance sheet is reviewed. We review the common methods of financing the investment of CHP and show how to compare the projected performance of CHP against conventional methods of heat and electrical generation.

The economic benefit of installing a CHP unit on any particular site arises out of the relationship between annual operating cost savings and capital outlay. The annual cost savings must be sufficient to meet the requirements for return on the capital invested by the owners of the plant.

Custom CHP Finance

The economic benefit of installing a CHP unit on any particular site arises out of the relationship between annual operating cost savings and capital outlay. The annual cost savings must be sufficient to meet the requirements for return on the capital invested by the owners of the plant. A number of financial appraisal techniques are available these are outlined in the following sections on

 

Packaged CHP Finance

The economic benefit of installing a CHP unit on any particular site arises out of the relationship between annual operating cost savings and capital outlay. The annual cost savings must be sufficient to meet the requirements for return on the capital invested by the owners of the plant. Here are links to section that take a more in dept look at the various


 

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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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