Combined Heat and Power Focus

DECC's Free resource supporting the development of CHP

CHP Helpline 0845 365 5153 or 01235 753033

Environmental Benefits

Do you know that CHP can reduce carbon emissions by up to 30%?

By supplying on-site energy at high levels of efficiency, CHP will contribute to Government objectives relating to the reduction of carbon dioxide and other emissions.

Any fuel-burning plant has to meet environmental standards set under current legislation, and this includes all CHP plants: in general, the larger the plant, the more its environmental performance will be regulated. Future targets on emissions and air quality will require all plants to demonstrate that they are achieving acceptable standards of performance. This, in turn, will normally reflect the techniques and equipment commercially available. Given correct design and operation, CHP plants will be capable of meeting the required standards of environmental performance.

There is more information on the environmental aspects of customised CHP and packaged CHP.


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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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