Combined Heat and Power

Produce your own heat and power and get paid for doing it

What is Combined Heat and Power?

Combined Heat and Power units are ideal for businesses which have a high and consistent energy demand. Both heat and electricity from a CHP unit will significantly reduce your business’s utility bills. CHP units have proven very successful in a range of sectors from leisure and industry, to forestry and agriculture.

The Combined Heating Power process generates electricity while capturing the usable heat which is produced. This provides a highly efficient, economical alternative to other conventional methods, where vast amounts of heat is wasted. CHP can put large quantities of renewable energy, like biomass, to good use, achieving a total system efficiency of 90%.


Combined Heat and Power systems provide a number of valuable benefits that can help to improve the energy efficiency of businesses, cutting the overall energy costs and providing additional income. Here are a few examples of typical benefits from adding a CHP system.

Electricity Generated On-site

Electricity is also generated and used on-site or sold back to the grid or a third party.

Renewable Heat Incentive

Attracts the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for a 20 year income stream.

Combined System With Gas

High heat and electrical demand can substantially reduce energy costs.

Your Return on Investment


Combined Heat and Power systems payback varies depending on the application and any additional infrastructure required. Typically, with CHP we are seeing payback periods of around 3 years and sometimes shorter.

- 1.2 megawatt Biomass CHP with drying equipment and shed costing £1.2m will pay back in approximately 3-4 years.
- This includes fuel costs, RHI and ROCS income but excludes any income derived from sales of the dried product.


Banks tend to be comfortable with lending for these projects, fully funded options are also available where the funder will collect the RHI and ROCS income.

    Finance Options Available

    • Green Guru NE is up to date with all latest funding.
    • We partner up with major banks to give you the lowest interest rates.
    • Government funding options are also avalible to help projects.
    • You don't have to use your own capital.
    • Enquire today to find out what is best for you.