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News August 2014

  1. Consultation launched to improve heat network design, build and operation

    29 Aug 2014

    CHPA and CIBSE announce today the next step in an exciting new inititative to enhance the quality of heat networks across the UK.

  2. Better Energy Blog | How thermal storage can reduce consumer bills

    29 Aug 2014

    We learned from the Telegraph this week that 10 wind farms have each been paid ‘constraint payments’ of more than £3 million over the past three years to shut down their turbines, with one alone receiving £11 million. Rather than switching these assets off, could thermal storage provide the answer to grid balancing?

  3. Have you entered our photo competition yet? Join us at the Olympic Park!

    29 Aug 2014

    Be in with the chance of winning £1,000 by sending in your energy snaps! New site visit announced! Join us at the Olympic Park Energy Centre in September!

  4. Member Briefing | Capacity Market Update

    27 Aug 2014

    The CHPA has produced a briefing note which aims to provide a brief overview and update on changes, provides links to new publications, and highlights some areas of continued concern.

  5. Member Briefing | Implementation of CPS relief

    27 Aug 2014

    In Budget 2014, HM Treasury announced that fossil fuel CHP would receive relief from Carbon Price Support for all fuel used for electricity consumed ‘on-site’. The relief will then be available to all fossil fuel CHP plant, including those on district heat networks, from April 2015. This briefing note provides the three options currently being considered by HMRC to implement the relief.

  6. Use lakes to heat Scottish businesses, Glasgow professor says

    19 Aug 2014

    The "hidden heat" in rivers, lakes, and deep mines could be put to use warming homes and offices in Scotland, an academic has claimed.

  7. Certainty needed to unlock more renewable heat investment

    18 Aug 2014

    CHPA Director Tim Rotheray today commented on the announcement of £74m in new investment, supported by the Green Investment Bank, for a biomass combined heat and power plant at the Macallan Distillery in Speyside, Scotland.

  8. Better Energy Blog | On Green Deal funding - Trust is a two way street

    13 Aug 2014

    In case you missed it! - Two weeks ago, the Government reported progress on a part of its flagship Green Deal scheme - the catchily entitled Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (or GDHIF for short). The Government reported that of the total £120m budget, £43m had been spent in the first six weeks. But in just two days, the remainder of the budget, some £60m, had been spent. So what happened?

  9. Medium Combustion Plant Directive – Members Response Reminder

    13 Aug 2014

    The CHPA would like to remind members of the need for responses to the questionnaire that was sent out on 30 July 2014.

  10. District heating could improve consumers' access to renewable energy

    11 Aug 2014

    A new study from Government released today showcases the opportunity for more householders to benefit from cost effective renewable heat.

  11. Notes from District Heating Conference workshop sessions

    8 Aug 2014
  12. Briefing Note | 2014 DUKES Report

    8 Aug 2014

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released its annual Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) for 2014. The contribution made by combined heat and power (CHP) to the UK’s energy requirements is presented in Chapter 7. The CHPA has prepared this briefing note to provide stakeholders with the main headlines from this publication and note any significant changes to the use of CHP in the UK.

  13. New Member Briefing | CHP Reference Values

    6 Aug 2014

    As part of the Energy Efficiency Directive the reference values for CHP have to be reviewed every four years to take account of technological developments and changes in the distribution of energy sources. A Ricardo-AEA led consortium, appointed by the European Commission, will review and propose any revisions for consideration by the Commission. The CHPA has prepared this briefing note to provide members with information on the background to the reference values as well as detailing the process and timeline.

  14. We need your thoughts on the heat networks code of practice

    5 Aug 2014

    CHPA and CIBSE are seeking industry feedback on the draft of the new publication Heat Networks: Code of Practice for the UK. This is the first Code of Practice to be published by CHPA/CIBSE and seeks to provide clear and measurable outputs which will ensure that the heat network operates effectively and meets client and customer expectations.

  15. Better Energy Blog | Boris wants new substations, but could heat tackle the electricity capacity crunch?

    1 Aug 2014

    In the news this week Boris Johnson, Mayor of London warned that population growth in London could cause blackouts in the not too distant future. His solution? A £210m investment in substations. But is there another way?

  16. Government statistics show need for efficient generation policy beyond renewables

    1 Aug 2014

    Newly released Government data shows highly efficient renewable combined heat and power (CHP) increased to over 10% of energy generation from CHP.