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In the heat of the moment

Sian Crampsie finds that demand response offers new support for CHP

Combined heat and power (CHP) plants are playing an increasing role in boosting the flexibility of the country’s electricity system.

CHP capacity is often in the form of small or medium-sized on-site generation units, but it can vary enormously, depending on the customer for the heat. The variety of sizes and types of CHP is illustrated by the table on the following page, with data from the New Power database.

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