Altogether this makes for a much more efficient way of generating energy. This energy then comes to your home via a network of underground pipes and cables (in those areas where we supply electricity) which we call District Energy.
This means that CHP is an efficient and therefore comparatively low carbon technology. Using natural gas in this efficient way means that much less harm is being done to the environment. When our CHP equipment needs to be repaired or maintained, we will always have sufficient conventional boilers as backup and spare capacity to cover the energy your home or business needs.
In the future, as technology progresses, we plan to add in to the District Energy network other sources of energy such as fuel cells, solar and energy from waste.