Combined Heat and Power Quality Assurance (CHPQA)

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the simultaneous generation of heat and power in a single process and provides one of the most cost-effective methods for reducing carbon emissions; it also plays a crucial role in the UK Climate Change programme.

The CHP Quality Assurance programmes (CHPQA) is the Government initiative that provides a practical approach to assessing all types and sizes of CHP schemes in the UK.

Organisations can maximise CHP efficiency and gain access to incentives, such as Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemption, by getting their system certified as ‘Good Quality’ under the CHPQA scheme.

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CHPQA timescales

CHPQA is an annual certification process. Shortly after the end of each calendar year it is necessary for participants to:

Those wishing to renew their CHPQA Certificate and avoid their CCL exemption being suspended, forms must be submitted by 31 March.

How TEAM can help

Our Energy Services Consultants can help in the following ways:

Benefits of using our service

CHPQA aims to monitor, assess and improve the quality of UK Combined Heat and Power. Certification enables organisations to access additional benefits from their CHP system through a number of schemes.

These include: