A CHP (Combined Heat and Power) or co-generation unit generates heat and electricity simultaneously using one fuel.
Much like all engines, CHPs produces heat during the production of power, but CHP engines capture this waste heat which is then utilised by heat emitters or heat stores.
Generated electricity can be sold back to the national grid or fed into a private network to supply residential and commercial buildings.
Renewable and sustainable fuels such as biogas and timber biomass can be used in CHPs. If the use of generated heat and power is eligible, your co-generation unit could be approved for RHI and FIT payments for up to 20 years.
Reduction in CO2 emissions
Co-generation’s highly efficient energy process produces significantly fewer combustion products per unit of energy output than traditional heat and power generation systems.