Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

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CHP can reduce carbon emissions by up to 30% compared to the separate means of conventional generation via a boiler and power station*.

What is CHP?

Combined heat and power (CHP) (also known as co-generation) is the simultaneous generation of electricity and heat.

CHP is used either to replace or supplement conventional separate heat and power (SHP). Instead of purchasing electricity from the local utility and burning fuel in an on-site furnace or boiler to produce thermal energy, an industrial or commercial facility can use CHP to provide both energy services in one energy-efficient step.

The advantages of CHP:

  • CHP typically has an efficiency of over 80%
  • Operators typically save around 20% on energy bills
  • Operators can save up to 30% on carbon emissions
  • Transmission and distribution losses are reduced
  • Increases fuel supply security

To find out how BG Energy Solutions can help your organisation integrate CHP into your energy strategy, call our team today.

*Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/combined-heat-and-power