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By Jeremy Harrison
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The following links may be useful in obtaining general background information on micro CHP and distributed generation.  Links to product developers have been moved and are now available in their respective technology categories in the Products section.
Energy sites  

International Energy Agency

Represents OECD countries and includes extensive information on energy usage, technologies and efficiency measures as well as statistical publications 


European Union official site

Information site on energy and related activities


UK gas/electricity regulator

Includes information on Distributed Generation activities in UK


Department of Energy & Climate Change official site

Formerly BERR (Department for Enterprise, Business & Regulatory Reform)

Formerly DTI (Department for Trade & Industry)

Excellent source of information on energy policy, statistics and environmental issues


UK Department of Environment

More links and Climate Change information

Energy Saving Trust

UK Energy Savings Trust

Information on energy efficiency, microgeneration and consumer "how to" guidance

Carbon Trust

UK Carbon Trust

As EST, but with focus on carbon mitigation for commercial applications.  Also includes information on micro CHP and gas boilers in field trials


Energy Networks Association

Trade body representing UK energy distribution companies. 

Includes technical references such as G83 standard for connecting micro-generators to the low voltage network, as well as contacts responsible for networks in each area

Distributed Generation & CHP  

World Alliance for Decentralised Energy

Promoting the use of Distributed Energy throughout the world

Distributed Generation

USA Distributed Generation site

General information for USA consumers and business

COGEN Europe

European CHP association

Trade body representing manufacturers, suppliers and users of CHP (including micro CHP) in Europe


Micropower Council

UK trade body representing developers and suppliers of micro-generation technologies for use in the home

ADE (formerly CHPA)

Association for Decentralised Energy

The ADE is the voice for a cost effective, efficient, low carbon, user-led energy system; a market in which decentralised energy can flourish


Combined Heat & Power Association (UK)

Trade body representing manufacturers, suppliers and users of CHP (including micro CHP) in the UK


Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production

Monthly publication

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Other energy-related sites including microgeneration, solar energy etc.


the big picture
By Jeremy Harrison
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This site was last updated on 12th August 2017 Jeremy Harrison