What Are the Benefits of Combined Heat and Power (CHP)?

What Are the Benefits of Combined Heat and Power (CHP)?

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) has many advantages over traditional power generation, but here are some to get us started:

Save money while protecting your business from utility price fluctuations

Improve energy efficiency from 40% energy capture to over 90%

Reduce your carbon emissions

Take control of your power supply and safeguard your operational continuity

Switching to CHP energy in your business has financial, environmental, efficiency, and even legislative benefits.

Let’s explore these in more detail:

Financial Benefits

Reduced energy costs

A CHP system can offer energy savings of up to 40% through on-site electrical generation, which removes the need for 3rd party electrical procurement. Have a look through our CASE STUDIES to see how much some of our customers have saved.

Zero cost up-front options available

For large systems, HQBS can look to provide a zero-cost funding option so that you can spread the cost of the system over an agreed, affordable repayment time scale.

Environmental Benefits

Reduced greenhouse

Since less fuel is burned to produce each unit of energy output, CHP systems reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and sulphur dioxide emissions (SO2).

Renewable Obligation Certificate compliant

Biomass and other sustainably fuelled CHP systems may qualify for Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs).

Reduces transmission losses from the grid

CHP systems help to reduce wasted energy from the grid by providing a regular and consistent supply of local energy.

Reduction of CO2 Emissions

CHP also contributes towards the reduction of CO2 emissions from standard plant room boiler use and conventional coal fired power stations.

Efficiency Benefits

Increased energy security

CHP systems can operate entirely off grid or supplement larger energy demands. They can be designed to support continued operations in the event of a disaster or grid disruption. This provides exceptional energy security, reducing business, safety, and health risks.

Fuel Choice

CHP systems can be operated with a variety of fuels including biomass woodchip & pellets, biogas, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, and other fuel types.

Flexible Design

With a modular design and plug and play approach, our containerised solution can be rapidly disassembled and redeployed.

Legislative Benefits

Helps meet Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRCEES) targets

Carbon legislation compliance in construction is greatly helped by CHP systems thanks to the energy savings and environmental benefits of the systems.

CHP enables the compliance of conservation of fuel & power in new buildings – Part L1A Compliance.

The introduction of a CHP in the M&E design calculation will lower the Dwelling CO2 Emission Rate (DER) below the set Target CO2 Emission Rate (TER).

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) creates a two-for-one energy production deal

Future-proof your business with a cost-efficient energy solution

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