On 5 September 2013, The Combined Heat and Power Association are due to hold an event for CHPA members about the opportunities, risks and hazards associated with embedded generators.
For those of you who have not heard of the CHPA, they are the leading advocate of an integrated approach to delivering energy services using combined heat and power and district heating and cooling.
The Association has over 100 members active across a range of technologies, interests and markets and is widely recognised as one of the leading industry bodies in the sustainable energy sector.
For us here at Hera Management Services, we are particularly interested in how the combined heat and power generators can be implemented and used by Landlords or directors of apartment blocks. The generators themselves have been developed to replace boilers, and in particular the Micro-CHP is a specific form of generator that has been built to replace the standard domestic gas boiler. What is particularly impressive about the CHP generators is that any electricity or power that does not get used can then be sold back to the local network. Micro-CHP units are also included within the Government’s Feed-in Tariff scheme, which means that owners of a CHP unit receive an additional 13p on top of the standard sale price for each kilowatt hour (kwh) of power they sell.
This means that Landlords have the opportunity to act as the energy supplier to their tenants if they implemented a CHP generator. The landlord would buy electricity and power from the local network, and tenants would then pay their landlord for the household energy that they used. This also means that, as part of the governmental scheme, the landlord will then be able to reap financial benefits through implementing a generator that also benefits the environment.
Other benefits of the CHP generators include:
– reduction household carbon emissions by 40%
– cut household energy bills by £600
– minimal installation costs
What do you think about the CHP generators? As a Landlord or apartment block director would you be interested in acting as the energy supplier for your tenants? We at Hera Management Services are receiving full training on the use of the combined heat and power generators to further our skills in property management.
For further information on The Combined Heat and Power Association please visit: www.chpa.co.uk