Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Environmental Aspect

A simple guide for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) developers addressing environmental issues, legislations and emissions of CHP installations.


Part 3: A guide to environmental aspect of CHP

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For any given Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant and operating pattern, annual energy consumption/production can be used as the basis for calculating reductions in primary energy consumption and emissions that arise from the installation and operation of the CHP unit.

The main environmental issues, including current legislation, relevant atmospheric emissions data, and the environmental aspects of CHP installation and meeting environmental requirements, are discussed in this guide.

Published 1 August 2008