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5 December 13

Full story: Top Story: Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive - Government Announcement and Consultation response 4th December 2013

The Government announced further support for biomass Combined Heat & Power (CHP) under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme in a consultation response, published on 4th December 2013. This recognises the energy efficient way that CHP technologies use fuel to generate heat and power with a specific tariff of 4.1p kW for heat produced by biomass CHP certified by the CHP Quality Assurance programme (CHPQA). The Government Response also announced the intention to introduce a tariff guarantee for large projects (e.g. >1MW) in Spring 2015, initially for plant due to commission by 31st March 2016, subject to further policy development, Parliamentary approval and State Aid clearance, with the further intention of tariff guarantees being available from Spring 2016 for plant due to commission by 31 March 2020. This recognises the long construction times of projects such as biomass CHP and will improve certainty for such infrastructure investments. ... Full story : Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive - Government Announcement and Consultation response 4th December 2013
1 May 13
The Environment Agency (EA) has published its CHP-Ready Guidance, which applies to applications for Environmental Permits for new plants under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 for: ... Full story : Environment Agency publishes CHP Ready Guidance for Combustion and Energy from Waste Power Plants
4 March 13
Defra has recently published “Energy from waste: a guide to the debate” that highlights key environmental, technical and economic issues and aims to raise the level of understanding and debate around energy from waste plants. It is useful for combined heat and power (CHP) developers deploying waste derived fuel technologies. The guide confirms that using a CHP unit can give overall efficiencies in excess of 40% and it is economic when there is a continuous heat demand (like industrial sites in continual operation, or through district heating systems in mixed-use community developments). ... Full story : DEFRA Energy from Waste Guide
21 August 12
Foresterhill health campus in Aberdeen, Scotland one of the largest health campuses in Europe is commissioning a new gas turbine package combined with a waste heat recovery boiler. The Gas turbine produces 5.2MW of electricity plus 12 tonnes of steam per hour, ensuring the constant availability of power essential for the safety-critical services provided across the health campus. ... Full story : 5.2 MW Gas Turbine CHP at Aberbeen Health Campus
26 July 12
Annual statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showed that over additional 300 CHP units came into operation last year, with the majority of units in the 30-600 kW category, as used in offices, leisure centres and hotels. This is the result of 194 small scale schemes (ranging from 30 to 600 kWe which were reported by suppliers but are not registered under CHPQA) and 140 new CHP schemes (registered with CHPQA) coming into operation, while 31 CHP schemes which were operating in 2010 subsequently closed and did not operate in 2011. ... Full story : Over 300 new CHP schemes in 2011
5 July 12
Located in the heart of London, on the south bank of the River Thames, the Shard is a 306-metre glass spire. The Shard will be home to office space, residential apartments, a five-star hotel, retail units and restaurants spread across 600,000 square feet and 72 storeys. At time of completion the Shard building is the tallest building in the European Union and the second tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom. Mindful of the Shard's environmental impact and in order to maintain the highest levels of energy efficiency, the building is fitted with a natural gas-fuelled combined heat & power plant. The Shard utilises a gas engine and the cogeneration facility was engineered, installed and will be maintained by the energy services provider. ... Full story : London's Shard gets CHP
4 July 12
The first phase of the Leicester district heating scheme has become operational. The scheme includes the optimisation of four existing district heating schemes in the city, while extending the network to other users, including the University of Leicester and HM Prison Leicester. This project, involving the Leicester City Council and Cofely, is estimated at £15 million, with an investment of £14 million by Cofely and additional funding from the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP). ... Full story : Leicester district heating scheme becomes operational
20 January 12
The CHPQA Programme recently held a series of three events in Oxfordshire, for existing and potential owners and operators of CHP. A workshop was held in the morning and seminar in the afternoon of each day. The Workshop: was very 'hands on' with the focus being on what RPs need to do to obtain CHPQA certification for new and existing schemes and then, once certified, what they need to do to obtain the fiscal benefits. ... Full story : CHPQA Workshop Presentations Published
6 January 12
An Energy from Waste (EfW) CHP plant will be built at Devonport Docks. The developer company has a long-term waste contract with the South West Devon Waste Partnership (SWDWP). The company will be handling residual waste on behalf of SWDWP members, including Torbay Council and Devon County Council. ... Full story : Energy from Waste Combined Heat and Power Project has Recieved Planning Permission from Plymouth City Council
16 December 11
The CHPA Awards, showcasing achievement, innovation and best practice from across the combined heat and power and district heating sector, were presented by Alan Whitehead MP on 22 November. The Awards, now in their fourth year, were presented in five categories. ... Full story : CHPA Awards 2011: Winners announced
5 October 11
Two of London oldest and most famous hospitals have reduced their energy costs[] by more than £1.5 million and reduced CO2 emissions by nearly 11,300 tonnes thanks to combined heat and power (CHP) technology. ... Full story : Combined Heat and Power Helps London Hospitals Reduce CO2 Emissions

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UK CHP Development Map

UK CHP Development Map

UK CHP Development Map

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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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