Is there a role for CHP in the Net Zero economy?

Last updated: 28th July 2020

Organisations today face a double challenge: reduce greenhouse gas emissions AND reduce costs. Gas is cheaper than electricity, but a heavy reliance on gas means higher emissions. Having a Combined Heat and Power system is good for costs, but not so good for emissions. How can organisations reap the benefits of CHP and still be acting effectively to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

To gain an independent expert view of CHP, costs and carbon emissions, you can request our infosheet ‘The role of CHP in the Net Zero economy’ from [email protected].

The asset life and typical service agreement for CHP plants is 10 to 15 years.  If you already have a CHP system, JRP can work with you to reduce and optimise heat loads to facilitate efficient CHP operation in the medium term which can provide a good foundation for the newer technologies when it comes time to move away from CHP. 

In the longer term there may be more attractive solutions than CHP to minimising carbon emissions in the face of continuing de-carbonisation of the UK grid electricity and changing energy markets including the possible development of a hydrogen economy, this may bring about commercialisation of hydrogen fuel cells and other new technologies.

JRP’s CHP specialists can work with you to determine the optimum capacity, specification, and configuration for a proposed new or replacement CHP installation. We can carry out a thorough options appraisal to minimise carbon emissions and energy costs including an assessment of alternatives. These may include ground source or air source heat pumps, biomass combustion and solar thermal etc. A comprehensive option comparison considering carbon management, cost saving, return on investment and other client criteria may still show CHP to be the best solution.

If you would like a free 20 minute free phone consultation with one of our energy experts to discuss your options and to help find the best answer for your organisation, please email [email protected]  



N.B. The information contained in this entry is provided by the above supplier, and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the publisher


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