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Introduction to Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Upcoming Courses 
Key Areas
Course Content
Learning Outcomes
Who Should Attend
Course Timings
Course Fees
In-House Training

A full overview and agenda, need to know information, and booking instructions can be found on the individual upcoming course pages. Click on a course below to view.

Upcoming Courses 

Following the recent developments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) here in the UK, the decision has been made to cancel all classroom training until further notice. The training team are working hard to find a safe solution, by running the training online; please make sure you are opted in and check our website to receive all updates regarding training.

Key Areas  

  • Generic Combined Heat & Power (CHP) technology
  • Introduction to the electricity supply and distribution markets
  • CHP feasibility and design criteria
  • The economic case for CHP
  • The environmental case for CHP
  • Introduction to tri-generation and larger systems

Course Content

An introduction to the technical, environmental and economical aspects of CHP complete with case studies. Designed primarily for professionals with limited or no previous experience in the subject. The course is designed to be as interactive as possible allowing students to participate fully throughout the discussion and questioning.

Session 1
  • General Introduction
  • What is CHP
  • Conventional systems versus CHP
  • Various types of plant and equipment
  • Residential, commercial and Industrial systems discussed

Session 2
  • Energy Supply Strategies
  • Understanding the electricity supply and distribution systems
  • Environmental impacts of convention supply versus CHP
  • Overview of the benefits of CHP

Session 3
  • Design parameters
  • Undertaking a feasibility study
  • Plant selection process and options
  • Installation requirements of connecting a CHP plant in both new and existing buildings
  • Regularity issues

Session 4  
  • Investment Appraisal
  • Generic Costs of CHP both capital and operational
  • Review of the previous sessions

Learning Outcomes 

  • The basics of CHP plant and ancillary equipment and the different types
  • Understand the feasibility process
  • Undertake a straightforward feasibility study
  • Assess the environmental impacts of supplying electricity and heating from both conventional and CHP systems
  • Installation requires of connecting CHP into a new or existing building  
  • Aspects of Tri-generation
  • The regularity aspects of CHP
  • An overview of the electricity supply industry

Who Should Attend  

This course is designed for individuals who have no or limited knowledge of CHP and would like to have a reasonable understanding of the subject. This course is aimed at a beginner level, but is also suitable for experienced professionals who may have recently become responsible for CHP systems.

Course Timings 

Registration: 09:15
Start Time: 09:30
Latest Finish: 17:00

Course Fees  

  • Standard Rate: £335 + VAT
  • Members Rate: £285 + VAT

In-house training at your site 

Training multiple staff at once provides the opportunity for your organisation to have a training package crafted to your specific needs. In-house training can help your organisation overcome challenges and fill the skills gaps in your workforce. Courses run on a minimum number of six staff*.

For an In-house quote please email the following information to

  1. Name of course
  2. Approximate number of staff
  3. Your site address  

*Minimum numbers for In-house courses outside of the UK may vary

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