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ENER-G CHP TECHNOLOGY WARMS UP CASH RETURNS FOR SMALL SCALE AD


A new sub-200 kWh CHP unit from ENER-G is helping to stem the shortfall from FIT degression and ongoing tariff reductions, making small scale AD viable for a wider customer base. The E200 biogas CHP unit provides a thermal output of 195 kWth and an electrical output of 205 kWe, at a total efficiency rating of 77.1 per cent. “The heat efficiency for a unit of this size is unmatched in the market, which is critical in boosting RHI returns to bridge the shortfall from dwindling FIT rates,” states ENER-G’s Laurence Stephenson. The higher rate of RHI payment, available only to sub-200 kWth sites, provides


NEW RANGE OF GAS AND POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS FROM TOTAL GAS & POWER


ENER-G’s new CHP unit is helping small-scale AD projects stack up financially


customers with an extra 1.6p per kWth compared to the next tariff band, while FITs are payable on electricity generated from a CHP unit of this size at the highest current rate of 10.13p per kWh. According to ENER-G, this means a typical farm or dairy operating the E200 on a 24-hour cycle at 92 per cent availability would receive annual payments of £167,361 for FITs and £117,866 for RHI – amounting to a total guaranteed 20-year income of up to £5.7m. www.energ-group.com See feature, ‘On-farm AD’, p8


Total Gas & Power – part of Total Group, one of the world’s leading oil companies – has launched a fresh set of products for gas and power purchase agreements. Now more attractive for AD generators than ever before, the range varies from a five-year fixed product to an innovative flexible option that gives generators full use of the energy market, including hourly day-ahead prices. The company’s web-based platform affords generators direct access to the markets at the click of a button, along with half-hourly generation data and financial results. And not only will Total Gas & Power pass on the value of any embedded benefits, their Premium FIT service will also provide more regular payments than the industry norm. To find out more contact: T +44 (0)1737 275844. www.totalgp.com


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