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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 course pages. Click on a course code below to view.

Upcoming Courses 

2018 Dates

23rd November 2018 | London - Introduction to Combined Heat and Power (CHP) - A1669

2019 Dates

30th April 2019 | London - Book Here

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 through discussion and questioning throughout.

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 will principally be suited to new entrants into the field and those engineers and non engineers alike who have found themselves responsible for CHP systems and would like to have an insight to what it is they have inherited.

Course Timings 

Registration will be at 09.30
Start Time: 10.00
Latest Finish: 17.00

Course Fees  

  • Members Rate: £336 (£280 ex VAT)
  • Standard Rate: £372 (£310 ex VAT)

In-house training at your site

Training multiple staff at once is the most cost effective way to develop staff for organisations. All our courses can be delivered at your site (min 6 staff) at discounted rates. These In-House courses are only available in the UK and Europe. For an In-house quote please email; 
Name of course, approximate number of staff and your site address 


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