Combined heat and power (CHP): edie launches free business guide

Organisations looking to install combined heat & power (CHP) systems on their site now have access to an updated business guide which breaks down all of the key information required to implement the technology.

Produced in association with Centrica Business Solutions, this 12-page edie Explains guide provides an end-to-end overview of CHP systems – from the business benefits to key policy updates, this guide has got it covered. 


CHP, which convert a single fuel into both electricity and heat in one process, has become a well-proven technology across the world and is now recognised as a viable alternative to centralised energy generation – more than 2,000 factories and businesses across the UK have so far implemented CHP technology on their sites.

Is CHP right for your business? What are the different CHP technology options, and how do you choose the right one? This updated edie Explains business guide has the answers.

The guide concludes with an industry viewpoint from Ian Hopkins, sales director at Centrica Business Solutions, who highlights the growing benefits of CHP systems for businesses across the UK.

Hopkins writes: “The widening price gap between wholesale gas and electricity is increasing the economic viability of CHP because businesses can offset higher, unpredictable power prices by using cheaper natural gas input fuel to generate their own lower cost, low-carbon electricity.

“There’s also the added bonus of cheap heat or cooling, plus the potential to earn an income from demand-response.”

This guide was first published in August 2017, and was revised with a number of new updates and additions in September 2018.

The edie explains: Combined heat and power guide is available to download for free now. Download the guide here.

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