Manchester, UK — Cogeneration specialist ENER-G has published a free guide to assessing the economic feasibility of combined heat and power (CHP) projects.

The guide, which is available to download, details the steps that building engineers and energy and facilities managers should take to prove the viability of a proposed CHP scheme to investors or board members.

A good quality CHP system will typically generate a return on investment within three to five years, and generate cost savings over 15 years or more. This, however, depends on ensuring that CHP is the right solution for the particular site and sizing the system accurately to optimise efficiency and performance.