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News September 2014

  1. UK Green Building Council slams Conservatives’ “short term and counter-productive thinking” on new homes announcement

    28 Sep 2014

    The UK Green Building Council has responded to reports that the Conservatives’ planned starter homes for under-40s would be exempt from the ‘zero carbon’ regulations.

  2. Ofgem demands action from energy companies on poor consumer complaints handling

    26 Sep 2014

    Ofgem has today urged energy suppliers to significantly improve the way they handle customers’ complaints.

  3. New Better Energy Blog | 2013 according to CHP, in numbers

    26 Sep 2014

    A more fun version of DECC's energy trends special feature report on CHP, great for sharing.

  4. National Grid contracts additional capacity ahead of winter

    26 Sep 2014

    Using the demand-side balancing reserve tender and Supplemental Balancing Reserve, National Grid has contracted additional capacity ahead of winter in a bid to reduce constrained supply margins.

  5. Volcano to supply Stoke's heat network

    26 Sep 2014

    The Times have today reported that a 350 million year old volcano may be used to supply hot water to the city's proposed heat network.

  6. DECC publishes new energy trends special feature on CHP

    25 Sep 2014

    Click here for an overview of DECC's special CHP feature.

  7. Reminder: Code of Practice for Heat Networks Consultation

    25 Sep 2014

    We need your feedback on this exciting new initiative. The consultation deadline is Thursday 9th October 2014.

  8. ENER-G is shortlisted for national manufacturing award

    25 Sep 2014

    Combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for engineering excellence.

  9. DECC Consultations | September 2014

    24 Sep 2014

    An overview of DECC's current consultations including capacity market arrangements and CfDs.

  10. Tri-Generation saves Club Banora $125,000 a year

    24 Sep 2014

    Twins Towns Clubs & Resorts powers ahead in sustainability following the launch of its Tri-generation plant on Thursday 19th September. The new energy system provides the Club with cleaner on-site electricity than conventional grid-supplied power while cutting the Club’s energy bill by $125,000 a year.

  11. 800 home district heat network officially opened in Bath

    23 Sep 2014

    The Bath Riverside complex that will be operated and maintained by E.ON was officially opened today just in time for the first day of autumn.

  12. New Heat Networks Code of Practice must succeed says UK heating company director

    23 Sep 2014

    After campaigning for the development of industry-wide standards for district heating networks in the UK, Mark Whettall, managing director of CPV Ltd is calling upon his industry colleagues to ensure that they fully-engage with the consultation process in response to the recently-published draft Code of Practice by the Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) and CIBSE.

  13. Reminder: Reference Values Data Collection

    22 Sep 2014

    Critical to the review of the reference values (discussed here) is the availability of sufficient high quality operational data on the performance of cogeneration, power-only electricity generation and heat-only generation plants, constructed between 2006 and 2013. We would appreciate your help with this data collection, please complete the online survey. C

  14. Survey | Help shape the future of the community energy sector in England

    18 Sep 2014

    Community Energy England would like to invite you to take part in an online survey that will help to shape the provision of advice, information and support to the community energy sector.

  15. Consultancy tender for Stoke on Trent Heat Network

    18 Sep 2014

    Stoke-on-Trent City Council wishes to receive expressions of interest from consultancy providers able to support specific elements of the outline business case for the District Heat Network scheme through our e-Tendering portal BravoSolution.

  16. Energy companies hit rock bottom for customer service

    17 Sep 2014

    New Which? research has found the Big Six energy suppliers are among the worst offenders when it comes to poor customer service, with Npower finishing bottom for the first time in our annual survey of the top 100 big brands.

  17. AfEM Meeting Reminder | 7th October 2014

    17 Sep 2014

    The next meeting of the AfEM will be 10:00 - 11:00 7th October at the CHPA offices, 10 Dean Farrar Street, London SW1H 0DX. This meeting will be an opportunity to finalise the policy recommendations for inclusion in 'Invisible Energy'.

  18. DHC Group Meeting Reminder | 15th October 2014

    17 Sep 2014

    The next meeting will take place at the offices of the CHPA at 11:00-15:00hrs on Wednesday 15th October 2014. Download the agenda.

  19. Energy and Climate Change Committee - Call for evidence: Implementation of Electricity market reform

    17 Sep 2014

    The successful implementation of EMR will play a critical role in the UK’s success in meeting its decarbonisation and energy security targets. This inquiry will assess the Government’s progress towards implementing the different strands of the EMR reforms and achieving its overall goals.

  20. Invitation to Heat Networks Delivery Unit Workshops

    17 Sep 2014

    How can the Heat Networks Delivery Unit help your Local Authority?

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