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A1560 Introduction to Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

24 November 2017 9:00 - 17:00

222 Balham High Road

SW12 9BS

A1560 CIBSE Member Rate ex VAT £280.00

A1560 Standard Rate ex VAT £310.00

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CPD Hours

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

To understand:

  • 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 is open from 09.00 
Start Time: 09:30
Latest finish: 17:00



Members Rate: £336 (£280 ex VAT)

Standard Rate: £372 (£310 ex VAT)

Ways to Book:

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Terms and Conditions

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  • CIBSE have the right to cancel or amend training courses. Please contact the training team before making any travel or accommodation arrangements - particularly if you are travelling from outside the UK mainland, as CIBSE will not be liable for any cost incurred by this.

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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; 
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A1560 CIBSE Member Rate ex VAT £280.00

A1560 Standard Rate ex VAT £310.00