Combined Heat and Power

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 29th March 2017.

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Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Conservative, Selby and Ainsty

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what evaluation his Department has made of the overall efficiency of a combined heat and power plant.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Combined heat and power (CHP) plants use a range of technologies, which can offer efficiency savings of up to 30% compared to the separate generation of heat and electricity. Their efficiency varies depending on the particular technologies used and how they are operated. The CHP Quality Assurance Scheme assesses plants’ energy efficiency to ensure all those benefitting from government support meet a minimum level.

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