High Efficiency Combined Heat and Power cogeneration (HE CHP)

Overview

A carbon charge applies to natural gas, solid fuel, and mineral oil when used as a fuel. The carbon charge is based upon the CO2 emitted when the fuel is combusted.

However, fuel used in High Efficency Combined Heat and Power congeneration plants (HE CHP) is eligable for relief from:

The relief for HE CHP is intended to take account of the higher energy efficiency and environmentally-friendly aspects of these plants.

Claims in respect of fuel used from 1 January 2017 are subject to a new certification process by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU). 

Next: New provisions in force from 1 January 2017