Combined heat and power (CHP) systems are a hybrid of an electric generator and a boiler, supplying both electricity and heat simultaneously.
When you see clouds of vapour rising from the cooling towers of a power station, this is an example of wasted heat and wasted energy. A CHP unit captures this wasted energy and puts it back into the power generation system.
Traditional grid electricity is less than 20% efficient and on-site boilers are less than 70% efficient depending on the age of the boiler. A CHP scheme is 85%+ efficient and must adhere to government standards as laid out within the CHPQA certification and qualification processes; all these aspects are managed by the TED Gen team.
TED Gen’s scheme is 85%+ efficient and adheres to government standards as laid out within the CHPQA certification and qualification processes.
We offer the latest CHP technology with zero capital outlay and no on-going maintenance costs.
With a TED Gen CHP, you can make significant cost savings via:
A CHP is activated in response to a demand for heat; while operating, it supplies an amount of electricity to supplement your existing electricity supply. This will help reduce your bills – it does not replace your existing electricity arrangements. Get in touch today and start saving!
At TED Gen, our CHP experts are regularly quizzed by businesses on a wide range of topics regarding CHP, and how it can take their business to the next level.
If you have any pressing questions concerning CHP and how it can effect your organisation, you may be able to find your answer by exploring our FAQ’s.
Or if you can’t find the question that you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the TED Gen team by calling 0845 838 9830 today,
Combined heat and power (CHP) is a process that captures and uses the heat that was typically a waste by-product of electricity generations.
More and more businesses are installing CHP units, not only to reduce their carbon footprint, but also make significant savings on energy bills.
CHP initiatives are supported by the UK Government as studies have shown it as an effective means of reducing emissions and preventing energy network losses.
CHP technology has advanced considerably and there are a variety of unit types that are suited to different settings. Microchip boilers are most common, but other solutions such as fuel cell boilers are sometimes more appropriate.
Essentially, a CHP plant combines an electrical generator with specialist equipment that harnesses and uses the heat produced by the generator, rather than emitting it as waste.
A bespoke CHP system uses the thermal by-products of generation to create additional thermal energy and electricity within an integrated system. Energy entirely sourced from separate providers is subject to greater waste and emissions.
A CHP is an efficient way to reduce energy costs and meet environmental targets as the primary energy source can be used multiple times.
Yes! Energy cogeneration solutions that make use of the waste by-products in fossil fuel-based generation could reduce carbon emissions by up to 30% when compared with typical boiler and power station systems.
TED Gen offer clean energy through Combined Heat and Power systems that we will install and maintain at no initial cost to your business.
You just pay for the energy you use; the CHP system will re-integrate energy that would previously have been lost so you can start saving straight away.
The monthly cost will vary depending on the scale and requirements of your business, and how much you currently pay for gas and electricity. TED Gen understand the importance of this, which is why we offer a free consultation and assessment so that we can advise you of the likely savings year-by-year.
With CHP, you can make significant cost savings
We offer total transparency on operating costs so that you can start making concrete plans immediately.