Combined heat and power (CHP) integrates the production of usable heat and power (electricity), in one single, highly efficient process.
Heat networks deliver cost effective, low carbon heat, in the form of hot water or steam, from the point of generation (usually an energy centre) to the end user through a network of insulated pipes.
Energy is found in a number of different forms including electrical, thermal (heat), chemical, nuclear, kinetic, radiant (e.g. light and x-rays), sound, elastic, magnetic and gravitational. Energy can be transferred usefully, stored or dissipated (wasted) but it cannot be created…
Demand side response (DSR) is where energy users change their electricity consumption patterns in response to a signal or incentive to help balance the system.