CIBSE and the Combined Heat & Power Association (CHPA) have formed a partnership to assure the quality of heat networks. The partnership aims to be inclusive and to consult widely in its work.
The CHPA today welcomed a parliamentary committee’s call for business, industry and community consumers to play a much bigger role in the energy mix, putting their active participation at the heart of the UK energy system.
Following the release of the Energy and Climate Change Committee's report on local energy, CHPA Director Tim Rotheray spoke on BBC Radio 5 Live's Wake Up To Money programme.
The CHPA has published its response to the Government's Community Energy Call for Evidence.
The CHPA today announces that current Head of Policy and Communications, Dr Tim Rotheray, will take on the role of Director with effect from 1st August 2013.
The CHPA's concerns about decentralised energy operators accessing the electricity market were cited during a parliamentary debate on the Energy Bill Tuesday.
The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today released the Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) which includes data on the UK combined heat and power (CHP) market.
The Scottish Government asked how NPF3 could go further in supporting a spatial framework to help achieve its ambition of decarbonising the heat sector and guiding the necessary infrastructure investments. Here is the response submitted by the CHPA on behalf of its members.
The CHPA produced a briefing this week for House of Lords members to use during the Lord's Grand Committee debate of the Energy Bill. The briefing focuses specifically on demand-side response (DSR) and the role of DSR in the proposed capacity market, and may be of use and interest to members.
In a report published today, Which? recognised the important contribution that district heating can make to ensuring the affordability of decarbonised energy for consumers.
On 12 July 2013, the Government published its response to its consultation, Revising certification criteria for renewable Combined Heat and Power schemes. The has CHPA produced a member's briefing provides detail on some of the key Government announcements
The CHPA published its member-only Quarterly Policy Update today, providing an overview of the UK energy policy environment and recent CHPA activity.
DECC today published its decision on proposed changes to CHPQA requirements for renewable CHP. The Government's response takes into account many of the proposals put forward in the CHPA's consultation response, which was developed with signficant input from members of the Association's CHPQA Working Group.
The CHPA expressed concern today after the Government delayed a decision on expanding the non-domestic RHI scheme, saying the continuing lack of clarity and certainty is unhelpful for the hundreds of millions of pounds of renewable heat projects currently under development.
The CHPA is delighted to announce the launch of its new members’ area. The area has been established so that the association can better communicate privileged information such as in-progress consultation responses and member only briefings.
DECC officials and CHP Policy Working group members have held in-depth discussions on how specific policies might effectively grow the CHP market, and examined how to measure and model any policy’s effectiveness. Meeting notes from these discussions are now available in the CHPA member’s area. Also available are DECC and Ricardo-AEA presentations on the methodologies and assumptions used in DECC models of CHP capacity.
Two major industry groups called on the Government to change budgeting rules for its flagship heat policy to enable large scale renewable heat investment. Industry states that large projects need policy certainty if the renewable heat incentive (RHI) is to unlock investments worth hundreds of millions of pounds.
This is the CHPA's response to the DECC consultation Renewable Heat Incentive: Non-Domestic Scheme Early Tariff Review. The CHPA's response highlighted the importance that the heat-only biomass tariff is not set at a rate that unintentionally displace investments in biomass CHP. The response also welcomes the new proposed biomass CHP RHI tariff rate, but recommends that a final decision on the rate and on enhanced pre-accreditation will be vital to bringing forward new investment.
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