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DECC - Research and analysis: Bespoke natural gas CHP analysis DECC analysis suggests that CHP does not need a bespoke support package and will instead encourage participation of CHP in the Capacity Market. News - UK Policy Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT ENER-G wins national award for manufacturing excellence Combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G has won a prestigious national award for excellence in engineering and manufacturing. News - Market News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT DECC - First Capacity Market auction guarantees security of supply at low cost The first ever Capacity Market auction concluded yesterday and provisional results have been released today. News - UK Policy Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Briefing Note | Capacity Market Auction results On 18 December, the first Capacity Market auction was completed, with provisional results published on 19 December. he CHPA has prepared a short briefing note detailing the results. News - CHPA News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Capacity Market to drive a more wasteful energy system whilst government shuns efficiency Analysis of the UK’s new electricity security scheme will pay for some of the UK’s most wasteful plant to be built. Today's announcement of the new Capacity Market auction revealed that it will bring forward hundreds of small power plants which will waste at least half the energy they burn. News - CHPA News Press Releases Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT CfD allocation process update Please be advised that the CfD allocation process has been delayed and applicants will likely not know the results until 18 March. News - UK Policy Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT 50 companies to support grid with demand response The world’s largest manufacturer and leading supplier of steel ArcelorMittal has partnered with demand response aggregator REstore to return up to 150 megawatts (MW) of power to the transmission grid at peak times. The company creates a 150MW “virtual power plant” by decreasing its energy demand. News - Market News Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Householders using 10% less electricity than five years ago People in the UK are using less energy even though the economy is growing reports Roger Harrabin for BBC News. News - Market News Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Merry Christmas from the CHPA! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New Year. News - CHPA News Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Government optimistic on energy efficiency progress The past year has seen “significant progress” in delivering energy efficiency measures in homes across the UK, according to a report by DECC. The first annual report on the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation, published on Wednesday 17 December, said that the department was “well on track” towards meeting its target of installing measures in one million homes by March 2015, having improved 819,000 homes by the end of September. News - UK Policy Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Fuel cells power systems on the rise reports COSPP World-wide sales passed $1 billion for the first time in 2013 and 150 MW of stationary fuel cells were shipped during the year, a quarter more than during 2012 and five times as much as during 2008. News - Market News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Smart Grid to Deliver £2.8 Billion to GB Economy by 2030 Smart grid development is expected to deliver £2.8 billion of net present value (NPV) to Britain’s economy by 2030, according to a new report commissioned by SmartGrid GB, the cross-industry group promoting the need for smart grids in Britain. News - UK Policy Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Invitation to Tender | Demand Side Provider STOR Runway STOR Runway is an opportunity for Demand Side Providers to secure a contract for an envelope of volume which will then be grown in their portfolio within an agreed timeframe to be delivered as new STOR volume. News - Market News Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Small energy providers could treble says energy minister nergy Secretary Ed Davey said on Monday he wants the market share of independent energy providers to treble by the end of the decade, as the competition watchdog looks into the competitive behaviour of major utilities. News - UK Policy Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Heat delivery workshops at Energy from Waste 2015 – bringing stakeholders together to explore heat network solutions It is widely recognised that successful heat delivery networks can only really be achieved when all the parties involved are working through the challenges together, to find mutually acceptable solutions. Bringing all these stakeholders together is no small task, which is why Energy from Waste 2015 is providing a heat network delivery session and workshop, aimed at involving all the parties around specific projects. Attendees at the workshop will be able to examine key issues, covering Financial, Commercial, Technical and Legal areas. They will be able to explore the topics that pose challenges around their projects or potential projects, with the added dynamic of informed facilitators. Read more here… News - Market News Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Briefing Note | Implementation of Carbon Price Support relief On 10 December, HMRC published its draft regulations for how relief from carbon price support will be implemented, including how it will define ‘on-site’ consumption. These draft regulations are currently open for consultation and members are encouraged to respond to the CHPA with any comments. The CHPA has prepared a briefing note which provides an overview of the policy decisions and how these policy decisions are implemented in the draft regulations. News - CHPA News Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT CHPA donate presents for children in care this Christmas This year, instead of sending paper Christmas cards, the CHPA, its staff and friends have donated presents to children in care over Christmas through the Christmas Tree Project organised by the Met Police. News - CHPA News Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Green Deal fund closes to solid wall insulation Launched just days ago, the £24m Green Deal fund for solid wall insulation has now been allocated and applications are closed. News - UK Policy Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Committee on Climate Change - Energy prices and bills - impacts of meeting carbon budgets 2014 A new report from the CCC highlights the role of energy efficiency in offsetting energy bill increases in the future. News - UK Policy Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT HM Treasury Note on CHP exclusion from Carbon Price Floor This measure mitigates the impact of the CPF on CHP operations and provides a targeted means of reducing the cost of electricity for manufacturing sites that are supplied by carbon efficient CHPs. Read the note for specific details on the measure. News - UK Policy Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT