Combined Heat and Power Focus

DECC's Free resource supporting the development of CHP

CHP Helpline 0845 365 5153 or 01235 753033

CHP Developer's Guides

Introduction to the CHP manager's guides

The purpose of this guide is to provide the basic tools that will allow an organisation to assess the on-site potential for CHP and then implement an appropriate project. The installation of a CHP plant can bring considerable financial and environmental benefits however the right decisions need to be taken at every stage of process to maximise these benefits.

This website includes guides to:

  • Packaged CHP which are designed and supplied as complete units that can easily be connect to a building’s electrical and heating systems.
  • Custom built CHP which are designed and built to meet the specific requirements of the site, and
  • CHP finance - which provides guidance on how to cost and appraise CHP systems.

Other Topics


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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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