Britain is benefitting from CHP and the cogeneration of energy - find out what it all means.
This article explores the importance of the cogeneration of energy in the British economy, and explains how the choice of a reputable partner for your organisation's cogeneration project can lead to support for a growing and successful part of British industry.
Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) has a key role to play in the framework set up by the Climate Change Act to drive the transition to a low-carbon economy. The committee on Climate Change publishes annual reports to Parliament detailing the progress. The amount of good quality electricity produced by CHP schemes increased by nearly 3% to 23.4TWh in 2012. This corresponds to 6.4% of all electricity produced in the UK.
By investing to improve your organisation's energy efficiency you are making a contribution to this.
How else does your organisation's decision to invest in cogeneration impact on the economy?
Your organisation's project to introduce cogeneration is based on an energy strategy, ultimately driven by an ambition to reduce energy costs, and probably supported by an environmental strategy that targets minimising emissions and other environmental impacts.
There is a wide range of cogeneration equipment available in the market, varying in technology, size, quality and country of manufacture. If suitable equipment for your organisation's project could be sourced from within Britain, it would offer tangible benefits in terms of buying local and reducing transport costs/emissions, as well as less tangible benefits in terms of 'buying British.’
Key advantages of investing in British cogeneration equipment :
- Improve energy efficiency, saving energy costs and contributing to achievement of national emissions targets.
- Manage the environmental impact of equipment transport to site.
- Support British manufacturing.
- Invest in equipment that is designed specifically for British market, rather than adapted from a model designed for another market.
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Topics: Energy Management