In this programme we define CHP; the fuels that can be used to power the plant and the basic principles behind the technology and why CHP is different from co-generation plants.

We explore the different capacities of CHP plants and consider their optimum efficiencies in terms of building size and function.

Micro-CHP has been the subject of field tests by The Carbon Trust – we examine and question its findings.

About the contributor(s)

Peter Smith is head of research at the CHPA. He also edits the industry magazine Cogeneration and Energy Services News.

Prior to joining the CHPA, Peter worked for the Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (PRASEG), the Carbon Capture Storage Association (CCSA) and the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy (UKBCSE).

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