What is combined heating and power?
Combined Heating and Power, or CHP, are devices that burn gas to simultaneously produce hot water and electricity. The benefit of this type of system can only be utilised if you require both the heat and electricity that is being generated at that time.
Typically, a building will always make use of the electricity but finding use for the heat can be more difficult – especially during the summer. For this reason, CHP units should be placed depending on the ‘base’ heat demand of your building – if done correctly, CHP devices can deliver cost and carbon dioxide emissions savings.