Hanaé Chauvaud de Rochefort received the Market Development Award (Individual) at the Cogen Europe Recognition Awards last week.
The Association for Decentralised Energy's Senior Policy Research Manager Hanaé Chauvaud de Rochefort has been recognised for her work in developing a model that for the first times enables the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) carbon savings to be empirically analysed.
Before the model was developed, the value of CHP in terms of carbon emissions savings was only assessed in government publications such as the Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics (DUKES) and there was no indiciation of its macroeconomic value - despite CHP making up to six per cent of all UK electricity supplies.
Hanaé single-handedly developed a simulation model of the UK electricity system to assess the macroeconomic value of the CHP fleet, both at the current period and in 2016 and in 2030, the midpoint year of the 5th carbon Budget.
Using real data from both local and national generation, the disaggregated-data enables policy makers to more accurately assess the carbon savings from CHP.
The analysis was undertaken by the ADE with discussions with the industry and policy makers.
Speaking at the event, Hanaé said she was thrilled to receive the Award.
The model we developed is the first of its kind, enabling the carbon savings from CHP to be empirically analysed for the first time. It reveals that cogeneration will always displace less efficient gas from being a lower marginal cost generator and therefore can deliver price and carbon savings to all energy consumers. I am thrilled to receive this Award and would like to thank COGEN Europe for recognising the model’s value.