Combined heat and power

Our technical and market expertise supports both governments and private sector clients in this complex area. Through our understanding of the technologies, policy and regulations it enables us to support our clients in achieving both energy and carbon dioxide emission reduction targets.

Our key capabilities in combined heat and power

Our experts provide advice on combined heat and power (CHP) technologies covering conventional fuels and renewables and the fiscal benefits delivered are in line with the environmental performance.

Support on achieving accreditation systems through our experience of developing and implementing the UK Government's flagship CHP Quality Assurance (CHPQA) programme, as well as validation and auditing of CHP systems in compliance with EU Directives.

Our experts provide techno-economic and financial feasibility studies of CHP systems, helping to support you through the life cycle of your investment.

Our experts provide world-leading expertise and knowledge on all aspects of the design, development, quality assessment and policy development associated with the use of CHP technologies. 

We work across all sectors covering all types of CHP technologies and all types of fuels and at all size scales, including emerging technologies such as anaerobic digestion, gasification and pyrolysis. 

  • The Christie Hospital Manchester. Ricardo was commissioned by Vital Energi to support both the planning application and environmental permitting application for the proposed installation of a new combined heat and power (CHP) unit and additional boiler at the Christie Hospital
  • Assessment and identification of optimised heat and power supply options for an industry leading chemical company. The predicted annual cost saving of the installation is £550,000 compared with the site’s current energy spend, giving a payback of around 4 years
  • Identification of an optimised heat and power supply solution for a UK food and drink company. Our recommendation provided the client with the opportunity to reduce energy costs by £520,000 per year, rising to £960,000 when a planned site expansion has been completed
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