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UK Government Policy


With ever increasing fossil fuel prices and an uncertain cost increase, many businesses are looking for ways to reduce their energy costs and a CHP system can enable this to be achieved. 


A CHP system provides both power and heat and is more efficienct than technology used to supply power only or heat only. The UK Government has recognised this and has sought to prioritise the development of Biomass CHP through long term Renewable Incentives



The CHP Quality Assurance programme (CHPQA) is a government initiative providing a practical, determinate method for assessing all types and sizes of Combined Heat & Power (CHP) schemes throughout the UK. CHP, the simultaneous generation of heat & power in a single process, provides one of the most cost-effective approaches for making carbon savings and plays a crucial role in the UK Climate Change programme.



Renewables Obligation (RO) 

The Renewables Obligation (RO) is the main support mechanism for renewable electricity projects in the UK.



Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) 

The Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a Government environmental programme that provides financial incentives to increase the uptake of renewable heat. For the non-domestic sector broadly speaking it provides a subsidy, payable for 20 years, to eligible, non-domestic renewable heat generators. For CHP Schemes, there is RHI support available of 4.1p/kwth


The timescales for when the plant achieves first power to the grid determines the level of incentive achieved (follow this link)..






Biomass Engineering Limited

Unit 1 Junction Lane

Sankey Valley Ind Estate


WA12 8DN 

Tel:01925 295959

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