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  1. EuroSite Power Selected for Two FJB Hotels

    10 Sep 2014

    Under the terms of the two 15 year agreements reached with FJB Hotels, highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) systems will be installed, owned and operated by EuroSite Power at The Haven Hotel and Sandbanks Hotel, both located on the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula in Poole, UK.

  2. Energos awarded Advanced Conversion Technology contract for Derby

    10 Sep 2014

    UK advanced thermal conversion specialist Energos has been awarded a £65m contract to supply gasification technology for a £145 million integrated waste management centre in Derby.

  3. Committee warns £215 energy smart meters to cut bills by just 2pc

    9 Sep 2014

    The Public Accounts Committee has today warned that the installation of a £215 "smart" energy meter in every home would only cut energy bills by 2pc – and only if customers opted to use less.

  4. Industrial Forum Reminder | 17 September 2014

    8 Sep 2014

    The next meting will take place at the offices of the CHPA at 11:00-15:00hrs on Wednesday 17 September 2014, please see attached agenda here and minutes of the previous meeting.

  5. Britain to lead on European energy and climate change portfolio

    5 Sep 2014

    In a leaked version of the European Commission's provisional line up, Britain is to take the lead on the energy and climate change portfolio, but will miss out on economics responsibilities.

  6. Potential energy shortage this winter indicates National Grid

    5 Sep 2014

    Unexpected events at four of the UK's power stations has National Grid seeking additional capacity.

  7. Leading academic proposes smart energy to optimise CHP

    4 Sep 2014

    A Danish university professor says that complete energy independence from fossil fuels is possible but Denmark needs to integrate smart energy systems to ensure combined heat and power potential can make it a reality.

  8. Visit the Olympic Park Energy Centre! | Join us on Thursday 11th September

    3 Sep 2014

    Next week we're going to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Energy Centre. Join us, take some photos and enter our Hidden Heat Photo Competition to be in with the chance of winning £1,000!

  9. Capacity Market amendments

    3 Sep 2014

    DECC has now published two draft amendments to the Capacity Market Rules.

  10. £6m investment in novel heat networks technologies

    3 Sep 2014

    DECC will be investing up to £6m to develop novel heat network technologies which, when demonstrated on existing heat networks, can deliver significant improvements in terms of cost or performance.

  11. DECC electricity efficiency scheme: formal applications open

    1 Sep 2014

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change is now inviting formal applications from organisations – to be submitted by 31 October 2014 - for a £10m auction under the Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) pilot scheme.

  12. Liberal Democrats - Five new laws for a greener Britain

    1 Sep 2014

    The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include plans for five new laws to protect the environment, and includes a heating and energy efficiency bill which champions district heating.

  13. 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.

  14. 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?

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.