Micro CHP benefits

Micro Combined Heat and Power is highly energy efficient and as well as supplying a business with power and heat, it can deliver a number of positive financial and environmental benefits.

Operational benefits

  • High availability
  • Ease of use by automatic operation
  • Minimal service requirement with long service intervals (10,000 hours)
  • Acts as a backup supply for non-essential heat and power
  • Piece of mind with optional remote monitoring

Environmental benefits

  • Reduced primary energy use
  • Reduced building carbon footprint (lower CO2 emissions)
  • Reduced transmission losses
  • Low noise design:
           ENER-G 10Y: 56 dBA at 1m
           ENER-G 25Y: 64 dBA at 1m
  • Low NOx exhaust

Financial benefits

  • Reduced energy cost by up to 40%
  • Reduced life cycle cost by long service intervals
  • Can reduce the cost impact of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)
  • Good quality CHP can attract enhanced capital allowances for eligible organisations (ECA's)

Legislative benefits UK

  • Helps in meeting Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) targets, with the useful heat from micro CHP being zero rated.
  • Helps to meet carbon footprint targets for new and redeveloped buildings under the Part L of the Building Regulations
  • Under the 2008 Energy Act micro CHP up to 50kWe qualifies for the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) system for renewable electricity technologies  -  for more information visit www.decc.gov.uk