Research and analysis

Bespoke natural gas CHP analysis

Reports commissioned by DECC to examine what type of electricity generation would be displaced if additional gas CHP was brought forward. The spreadsheet provides resulting time series for the average carbon intensity of electricity displaced by gas CHP.

Documents

Bespoke Gas CHP Policy-Summary of Analysis Results & Conclusions (DECC)

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Bespoke Gas CHP Policy– Cost curves and Analysis of Impacts on Deployment (Ricardo-AEA)

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Modelling the impacts of additional Gas CHP capacity in the GB electricity market (LCP)

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Emissions factors for electricity displaced by gas CHP

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Factors affecting the uptake of gas CHP (Ricardo-AEA, BRE, UCL)

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Details

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.

Published 19 December 2014
Last updated 20 July 2015 + show all updates
  1. New spreadsheet published providing resulting time series for the average carbon intensity of electricity displaced by gas CHP.
  2. First published.