Do you know what your CCL payments are?
Your CCL payments on your gas bill could be going up by 50% from this coming April. But you can avoid this increase by installing a Combined Hear and Power (CHP) unit. Using a CHP means that the energy you generate on site is CCL free and that the gas you consume to
do this is also CCL free.
If your building has an energy profile that is suited to CHP such a system can see payback in typically three to five years with up to 50% savings on your energy bills and continue to provide benefits over the whole asset life – typically up to 15 years.
What sort of buildings are suitable for CHP?
The list is long and varied but includes hotels, leisure centres, universities, manufacturing plants, food and beverage producers, airports, data centres……..
Will it work for you, well a quick check of your spark spread should give you an indication:
A good rule of thumb is that a spark spread of at least 2.5 can make CHP viable; however, each application should be checked on its own merits by contacting a reputable CHP provider. But be careful though, a CHP scheme needs to be accurately sized using as much real data as possible. High utilisation is vital to get the most benefit so don’t be tempted to match your peak energy demands with the CHP output. If the CHP unit is too big, it will be inefficient and if it is too small, not all the possible savings will be realised.