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News July 2013

  1. CHPA Consultation Response | Demand Side Balancing Reserve

    31 Jul 2013
  2. CHPA Press Release | CHPA appoints new Director

    31 Jul 2013

    The CHPA today announces that current Head of Policy and Communications, Dr Tim Rotheray, will take on the role of Director with effect from 1st August 2013.

  3. CHPA cited in parliamentary Energy Bill debate

    31 Jul 2013

    The CHPA's concerns about decentralised energy operators accessing the electricity market were cited during a parliamentary debate on the Energy Bill Tuesday.

  4. Press Release | Government statistics shows energy waste cut by growth in UK CHP market

    25 Jul 2013

    The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today released the Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) which includes data on the UK combined heat and power (CHP) market.

  5. CHPA Consultation Response | National Planning Framework 3 and the Scottish Planning Policy

    23 Jul 2013

    The Scottish Government asked how NPF3 could go further in supporting a spatial framework to help achieve its ambition of decarbonising the heat sector and guiding the necessary infrastructure investments. Here is the response submitted by the CHPA on behalf of its members.

  6. Parliamentary Briefing | DSR in the Capacity Market | July 2013

    18 Jul 2013

    The CHPA produced a briefing this week for House of Lords members to use during the Lord's Grand Committee debate of the Energy Bill. The briefing focuses specifically on demand-side response (DSR) and the role of DSR in the proposed capacity market, and may be of use and interest to members.

  7. CHPA welcomes Which? recognition of district heating as a contributor to energy decarbonisation

    17 Jul 2013

    In a report published today, Which? recognised the important contribution that district heating can make to ensuring the affordability of decarbonised energy for consumers.

  8. Member Briefing | Changes to CHPQA criteria | July 2013

    15 Jul 2013

    On 12 July 2013, the Government published its response to its consultation, Revising certification criteria for renewable Combined Heat and Power schemes. The has CHPA produced a member's briefing provides detail on some of the key Government announcements

  9. Members' Quarterly Policy Update published

    12 Jul 2013

    The CHPA published its member-only Quarterly Policy Update today, providing an overview of the UK energy policy environment and recent CHPA activity.

  10. Existing renewable CHP plant to be grandfathered in CHPQA decision

    12 Jul 2013

    DECC today published its decision on proposed changes to CHPQA requirements for renewable CHP. The Government's response takes into account many of the proposals put forward in the CHPA's consultation response, which was developed with signficant input from members of the Association's CHPQA Working Group.

  11. Industry disappointed by continuing uncertainty in RHI policy

    12 Jul 2013

    The CHPA expressed concern today after the Government delayed a decision on expanding the non-domestic RHI scheme, saying the continuing lack of clarity and certainty is unhelpful for the hundreds of millions of pounds of renewable heat projects currently under development.

  12. CHPA launch members' area

    8 Jul 2013

    The CHPA is delighted to announce the launch of its new members’ area. The area has been established so that the association can better communicate privileged information such as in-progress consultation responses and member only briefings.

  13. CHP Policy Working Group papers now available

    4 Jul 2013

    DECC officials and CHP Policy Working group members have held in-depth discussions on how specific policies might effectively grow the CHP market, and examined how to measure and model any policy’s effectiveness. Meeting notes from these discussions are now available in the CHPA member’s area. Also available are DECC and Ricardo-AEA presentations on the methodologies and assumptions used in DECC models of CHP capacity.

  14. Renewables industry tell ministers investor certainty could unlock hundreds of millions of investment

    2 Jul 2013

    Two major industry groups called on the Government to change budgeting rules for its flagship heat policy to enable large scale renewable heat investment. Industry states that large projects need policy certainty if the renewable heat incentive (RHI) is to unlock investments worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

  15. CHPA Conference and Awards Dinner 2013 -Wednesday 27th November

    1 Jul 2013

    The CHPA Annual Conference and Awards are the leading events for the CHP, district heating, energy services and community energy sectors in the UK, bringing together policy makers, opinion leaders and energy consumers for stimulating debate, political perspectives and industry insights.

  16. CHPA consultation response | Creating the right environment for DSR | June 2013

    1 Jul 2013

    This is the CHPA's response to to Ofgem’s consultation Creating the Right Environment for Demand-side Response. The CHPA's response recommends Ofgem should not lose sight of the important contributions which can be made by larger commercial and small industrial customers.

  17. CHPA consultation response | 2013 RHI Non-Domestic Tariff Review | June 2013

    1 Jul 2013

    This is the CHPA's response to the DECC consultation Renewable Heat Incentive: Non-Domestic Scheme Early Tariff Review. The CHPA's response highlighted the importance that the heat-only biomass tariff is not set at a rate that unintentionally displace investments in biomass CHP. The response also welcomes the new proposed biomass CHP RHI tariff rate, but recommends that a final decision on the rate and on enhanced pre-accreditation will be vital to bringing forward new investment.