“Combining CHP with other renewable technologies enables clients to create bespoke energy solutions, fit for their individual businesses and future proofing their energy requirements.”Tom Drake, Commercial Director
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is a highly efficient method of generating heat and electricity from a single process and fuel source. This technique has lower carbon emissions than traditional generation, whilst also benefiting from lower energy costs. By generating heat and power simultaneously, CHP can reduce carbon emissions by up to 30% compared to the separate means of conventional generation via a boiler and power station.
A CHP plant consists essentially of an electrical generator combined with equipment for recovering and using the heat produced by that generator. Typically located at facilities where there is a need for both electricity and thermal energy, CHP can be located at an individual facility or building or operate as a district energy or utility resource. For many organisations, CHP is the measure that offers the most significant single opportunity to reduce energy costs and to improve environmental performance with existing users of CHP typically saving around 20% of their energy costs. CHP can achieve efficiencies of over 80 percent, compared to 50 percent for typical technologies (i.e., conventional electricity generation and an on-site boiler).
The government is investing £320 million in CHP plants as part of the Heat Networks Investment Project, which aims to reduce carbon emissions and cut heating bills for both domestic and commercial consumers. The Committee on Climate Change estimates that around 18% of UK heat will need to come from heat networks by 2050 if the UK is to meet its net zero target.
If you have an obligation to provide power under the capacity market, speak to Green Frog Connect
How Green Frog Connect can help with your combined heat and power grid connection
One of the most experienced energy connection specialists in the UK, we can assist with:
We can work with you to discuss grid connection and challenge the DNO. The team have years of experience dealing with DNOs, understanding the impact of statement of works/modification applications on a project.
We can provide a full design service for your site including civil and Electrical Design. We work together with clients and stakeholders to produce innovative design solutions.
We have an in-house team of Design Engineers, along with a RoSPA Award winning Health and Safety Management System, to provide our clients with a Principal Designer service. We are able to assist our clients on all aspects of CDM Regulations.
Our highly experienced team of Design Engineers can carry out Power System studies for our clients. Carrying out these studies in house can help reduce lead times and ensure that all designs are fully optimised.
As an Independent Connection Provider (ICP) we can design, procure and build your grid connection. We are accredited to design and construct grid connections up to and including 132kV.
We can provide a full Engineering Procurement and Construction Contract (EPC) for your scheme where Green Frog Connect carry out the role of Principal contractor. Many of our clients benefit from this approach as it reduces handover times and cost.
We can provide an Operations and Maintenance programme for our clients or provide advice on what maintenance programmes are required.
The Green Frog Connect process
1. Following an initial consultation, clients send through a site layout and any existing grid connection offer.
2. We will review within an appropriate and agreed timescale and issue a site specific quotation for services requested; our quotation can either be a simple budget quote, or we can include some high level design work if more detail is required at this stage.
3. Once you have reviewed and accepted our quotation, we’ll sign contracts before commencing any work.
4. We’ll proceed with design and subsequent construction works in line with the project programme agreed.
5. Once the project is completed and commissioned, we’ll hand it over to you to run.
6. We can assist with O&M services through the project lifecycle and even with decommissioning once your site is no longer required.