Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD)

As a way of improving air quality by controlling emissions from plant equipment of a certain size, the UK government announced plans in 2015 to introduce a directive.

The Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) is legislation to improve air quality and was introduced because of EU targets to monitor equipment between 1MW-50MW. This fills the unregulated gap that currently exists at EU level between smaller appliances (less than 1MW) and large combustion plants (over 50MW).

The legal requirements and deadlines are as follows:

For Schedule 25A – Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD):

For Schedule 25B – Specified generators – deadline dates for environmental permits:

*A generator ceases to be a Tranche A generator if it is the subject of a capacity agreement, or an agreement for provision of balancing services entered into after 31st October 2017 and remains in force after 31st December 2018.

How does the MCPD affect you?

This directive sets to regulate each piece of medium-sized equipment which “oxidises a fuel source to generate heat” – carries out the process of combustion. Typically, medium-sized equipment is found in an energy network that supplies large buildings such as offices, hotels, hospitals and industrial processes, including power generation. The guidelines of 1MW-50MW refers to each independent piece of equipment rather than an energy centre’s combined thermal input.

How TEAM can help?

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