Research and analysis: Bespoke natural gas CHP analysis

By HM Government

Natural gas fired CHP is an energy efficiency technique that can save up to 30% energy compared to generating heat and power separately from the same fuel.

The Government’s heat policy publication “The Future of Heating: Meeting the challenge” indicated that DECC would develop a bespoke policy to support new, Good Quality natural gas CHP, subject to confirmation that this would not displace lower carbon electricity generation.

DECC commissioned the above reports to examine what type of electricity generation would be displaced if additional gas CHP was brought forward, the potential CHP capacity that might be brought by financial support, the net impact on carbon emissions and the costs to society. The DECC summary publication sets out the background to this work, the interactions between the analysis and our conclusions and next steps.

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