Installation of domestic micro-CHP boilers (CP750)

LEAD AGENCY: Northwards Housing
OTHER PARTNERS:
PROJECT SUMMARY: Micro-CHP boilers work in exactly the same way as your standard combi-boiler to heat your water and heating system, but they also produce electricity which can be used to power electrical appliances, reducing electricity costs for the property. This project will install “Flow Energy” domestic micro-CHP boilers into 10 properties.

The project will evaluate the benefits of energy savings, comfort levels, life cycle costs and carbon savings from this technology, along with resident experiences.

EVALUATION METHODOLOGY: Due to the small number of installations, all properties will be monitored through household interviews to capture behaviours and previous energy expenditure.

Interviews will be supplemented with electrical and thermal data logging conducted with recognised calibrated standalone devices and manual energy meter readings from householders. The electricity generation meter of the boiler will also be monitored to establish household electricity bill savings as a result of the usage of on-site generated electricity. Monitoring will be conducted over 12 months, and will include a full winter heating period.

PROJECT OUTCOMES: This project will test the manufacturer’s claims in relation to the technical performance of the unit, whilst evaluating the benefits of the technology on comfort levels, life cycle costs and carbon savings.
REGION IN WHICH PROJECT WILL BE DELIVERED:  North West
LOCAL AUTHORITY AREA/KEY LOCATIONS IN WHICH PROJECT WILL BE DELIVERED: Manchester City Council
DETAILS OF TECHNOLOGIES TRIALLED:
  • Micro-CHP boiler: FLOW 18H/1.0
  • Due to lower flow temperatures, new oversized radiators will be required throughout the properties.
ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS ASSISTED
NEA GRANT WITH MATCH FUNDING MATCH TOTAL
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The report relating to this project will not be published due to matters beyond the control of the project team.
More information can be obtained from the Technical manager at NEA if required – Michael Hamer (0191) 269 2904.
Published on 02-02-2017
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