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News July 2014

  1. Member Briefing | Medium Combustion Plant Directive | Member Response Required

    30 Jul 2014

    The CHPA has prepared this briefing note, detailing the main components of the Directive and key areas of interest for our members’ operations. The CHPA seeks feedback from its members to highlight any areas of concern and potential impacts to operations.

  2. New Member Briefing | Government’s consultation response on Energy Company Obligation

    25 Jul 2014

    This briefing note provides members with an update on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme following the Government’s consultation response published on 22 of July 2014.

  3. Consultation Response | Renewables Obligation: The ’enabling financial decisions’ grace period

    24 Jul 2014

    The CHPA has published its response to the consultation on the administration of the RO ‘Enabling financial decisions’ grace period.

  4. New Member Briefing | Contracts for Difference Budgets and Pots

    24 Jul 2014

    As part of the Government’s Electricity Market Reform proposals, DECC announced the indicative budgets for the Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round starting on 14 October 2014.

  5. Better Energy Blog | CHP still sweeps clean under new BREEAM

    21 Jul 2014

    Guest blogger Ian Hopkins, Sales and Marketing Director for ENER-G Combined Power tells us why CHP remains on the front line as a way to boost environmental performance scores under BREEAM despite 'major change' to the energy category of the assessment.

  6. New Member Briefing | Government’s Consultation Response on Allowable Solutions

    18 Jul 2014

    This briefing note aims to provide members an update on the Allowable Solutions scheme following the Government’s consultation response published on 8 of July 2014.

  7. CHPA welcomes new Policy Manager, Hanae Chauvaud de Rochefort

    18 Jul 2014

    The CHPA is delighted to welcome Hanae Chauvaud de Rochefort to the team, who will take the role of Policy Manager.

  8. New Member Briefing| Government Reshuffles

    16 Jul 2014

    Cameron's latest cabinet reshuffle sees important changes in a number of government departments that influence energy policy. The CHPA have prepared this briefing note, detailing the movements of key staff, and introducing the industry's new contacts for the remaining ten months of this government's leadership.

  9. Better Energy Blog | District heating - From 1300 to 2050

    11 Jul 2014

    Did you know, the oldest district heating scheme was established by a little village in France in the 1300s pumping water from a geothermal source, through wooden pipes!

  10. Response to Private Wire Network Contracts for Difference Agreement consultation

    10 Jul 2014

    The CHPA has submitted a response to the proposed Private Network CfD Agreement, Metering Operational Framework (MOF) and Technical System Requirements (TSR).

  11. Questions remain on zero carbon homes initiative

    9 Jul 2014

    The CHPA today welcomed details on plans to help new homeowners benefit from district heating but urged greater ambition for the energy efficiency scheme.

  12. Join us on district heating site visit #No2! | 9th July, London

    4 Jul 2014

    Next week we're going to E.ON's Myatt's Field CHP and district heating site; join us, take photos and enter our Hidden Heat Photo Competition to be in with the chance of winning £1,000!

  13. Quarterly Policy Update | Q2 2014

    4 Jul 2014

    The CHPA's Quarterly Policy Update which provides an overview on recent Government decisions as well as intelligence on ongoing policy development, is now available to download in the Members' Area.

  14. Better Energy Blog | Top 5 thoughts on 'Rethinking District Heating' by Syed Ahmed

    4 Jul 2014

    Syed Ahmed from Energy For London gives us his top 5 insights from the CHPA's annual District Heating Conference including the success of HNDU, accessing resources on district heating, and the need for policy clarity and stability for enabling investment.

  15. 40% district heating by 2050 ambition confirms Energy Minister

    3 Jul 2014

    The CHPA's annual President's Reception took place last week on the terrace in the House of Lords. We were delighted to have Greg Barker as our guest speaker.

  16. New Case Study | Kelling Estate | Biomass District Heating

    2 Jul 2014

    Another addition to our ever growing CHP and district heating Knowledge Centre. This case study demonstrates the use of a biomass boiler connected to a small district heating system on a farm estate. The heat is used to grow fish!