The potential for district heating schemes to be brought forward through funding from ECO is significant. However, many industry participants identify that the way in which carbon savings are calculated could present a barrier. This consultation response identifies plant lifetime, insulation and project completion as key areas of focus for improving the opportunity for district heating from ECO.
This response focuses on the Cost Benefit Analysis section of Article 14 of the Energy Efficiency Directive.
The CHPA will be speaking at BIS's CHP and district heating workshop next month. The event is designed with local authorities and local enterprise partnerships in mind and will explore a number of topics surrounding funding.
Following an industry wide effort co-ordinated by the CHPA to highlight the potential impact of removing Embedded Benefits, National Grid have announced their decision not to pursue proposed changes.
The following report is based on small scale CHP sales data submissions for the period April 2012 to December 2013, provided by CHPA member companies active within the UK CHP sector.
DECC have today published for consultation the draft Allocation Framework document outlining the process for awarding CfD contracts.
This briefing provides a summary of DECC's most recent study 'The potential for recovering and using surplus heat from industry' which reviewed the technical and economic potential for the recovery of waste heat from heat intensive industries.