CIBSE and the Combined Heat & Power Association (CHPA) have formed a new partnership to underpin the quality of heat networks with the drafting of a code of practice.
The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) controls the spatial planning system and building regulations in England. DCLG have made it clear that their priority is to reduce the costs of the house builders. Three related announcements (two of them consultations), made recently by DCLG could have negative implications for district heating in new development, and present a serious threat to the installation of CHP in new buildings.
A member briefing has been made available for the Updated Energy and Emissions Projections report. The report analyses and projects future energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. The report includes specific projections for the installed capacity of CHP between now and 2030.
Consultation responses to the draft delivery plan for Contract for Differences (CfDs) and the reliability standard of the future Capacity Market are due by 27 September.
The CHPA's response to the Government's proposed changes to this policy welcomes the additional text in the updated policy encouraging the use of heat as an energy source where EfW development is being considered, specifically through combined heat and power (CHP).
The first in a series of blog articles that will highlight themes to be debated at our conference, Heat 2013; Director Tim Rotheray asks, when so many people are concerned about paying their heating bills this winter, why is it not front and centre of the energy debate?
The latest CHPA member report for the sales of small-scale packaged Combined Heat and Power (CHP) units is now available.
Submission for entries to this year's CHPA awards will close on Monday 16th September. Submit your project now!
In partnership with Edinburgh University the CHPA held a seminar attended by 92 delegates from across the Scottish public energy sector on the 5 September.
There are some significant financial risks, but also revenue opportunties, for embedded generators in the next two years, attendees heard during a free member-only event on Thusrday.
A proposal by DCLG to repeal the Planning and Energy Act will damage the market for buildings based CHP in England and Wales if it comes into effect, according to CHPA. District heating in new development will also have its position undermined.
The CHPA welcomes the announcement today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on its appointment of a director for the new Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU)
Dr Tim Rotheray, Director of the CHPA will be chairing the Gas to Power Journal's Conference session on infrastructure needs and developments for gas and electricity on the 17th September.
The CHPA's written evidence to the Committee sets out key elements of the heat sector and highlights immediate issues where policy focus would be of value, including for CHP and district heating.
This free seminar for property managers across the public sector, and their advisers, will discuss the benefits and the practicalities involved. The opportunity for using Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) to provide guaranteed savings with little or no capital expenditure will also be examined, as well as a variety of other funding options.
DECC would like to stress that CHP plants that achieve full or partial certification under the CHP Quality Assurance (CHPQA) programme are permanently exempt from the recently announced 400MW biomass cap.
A full agenda is now available. Please note this event starts at 2pm. This free event will give members the opportunity to understand how some key recent proposals will affect embedded generators: the policy proposals, their likely impact on market participants, and how generators’ value will be affected.
The CHPA, the leading representative for district heating, expressed concern today over a proposal to reduce local councils’ powers to lower carbon emissions in new buildings in England.
The CHPA's response to the Call for Evidence outlines the vital benefits an EU-wide framework for climate change and other environmental policy provides to UK industry, notes some of the negative effects from the way EU environmental policy is designed and decided, and provides three measures which would help to mitigate these specific problems
After much delay, recent key government policy announcements are providing more certainty about the route towards zero carbon. Part L of the 2014 Building Regulations, which concerns energy in new homes, will require a 6 percent carbon emission reduction over 2010. Non-domestic buildings will be expected to save 9 percent.