Retail Commercial and CHP

In the UK, the government has been keen to encourage commercial and industrial settings to become more energy efficient. Achieving this while maintaining a reliable and comprehensive supply of energy can be challenging, but CHP could offer the solution.

Cost Savings

The cost of energy can be a major drain on commercial settings, but CHP could help to reduce the expenditure while simultaneously improving efficiency.

CHP originated from oil and manufacturing and has now been developed for application in other sectors too, including education, health and hospitality. Any setting which experiences a high demand for energy is the ideal candidate to enjoy significant cost savings with CHP.

Although the exact amount will vary, for commercial settings these savings could be as much as 40%.

There is a cost to implement cogeneration systems such as CHP but this can be offset by a number of exemptions such as:

  • Carbon Price Support Tax Exemption
  • Climate Change levy
  • Enhanced Capital Allowance with up to 100% of the investment available for write-off
  • Business Rating Exemptions for “good quality” CHP

If you’re using renewable fuels you’ll also be eligible for additional savings under the Renewable Heat incentive schemes.

A commercial setting can expect to have recouped the outlay for CHP within 2-6 years. The higher your energy costs, the more quickly you will receive the financial benefits of CHP.

How Helec Can Help

At Helec we understand that investing in CHP might be a big decision and you want to be assured that the savings are achievable and realistic. That’s why we offer a comprehensive suite of services, starting at the very beginning with a feasibility study.

In the initial stages, we’ll come to your premises and carry out a full assessment of your energy usage. This includes looking at how much electricity and heat you use, and whether a CHP plant system is viable.

If we believe that CHP could offer your business the benefits you’re seeking, we’ll provide you with a full design and specification of the system we recommend. This provides you with all the information you need to make a fully informed choice at every step of the way.

Part of these recommendations includes advice about which type of fuel to use. There are a number of technologies available for larger installations, each of which has its own advantages and disadvantages. In most cases, Helec recommend LPG or natural gas as they offer the best balance between being environmentally friendly, efficient and cheap.

Once the design has been agreed, we’ll proceed to a full plant build. As we own our own manufacturing facilities, much of the work can be completed offsite without the need to carry it out on your premises. This reduces any inconvenience and makes installation easy and hassle-free.

Once CHP is in place and up and running, Helec can continue to offer support providing servicing and maintenance. This will ensure that your CHP is optimised to run at its maximum potential.

Get In Touch With Helec

Here at Helec we have a dedicated team for commercial installations. Get in touch with us today to find out more about CHP for your business.