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By Jeremy Harrison
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This page comprises links to an archive of papers relating to micro CHP, the technologies, applications and potential impacts on the home and the energy supply infrastructure.  It also includes some papers on related subjects such as other microgeneration technologies.  Although papers will be added on an ongoing basis, please note that the actual, individual papers will not be changed, so check the publication date to see how relevant they are...and to see how wrong my predictions were!


For pdf version of full paper, click on the title in this column



For summary information, click on the short title in this column

The Value of Microgeneration

Originally published in Modern Power Systems, January 2012

January 2012 Value

The role of micro CHP within a decarbonising energy system

Originally published in Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production, July 2011

November 2011 Decarbonisation

Microgeneration & micro CHP

2008 update of article originally published in Modern Power Systems; presented at Claverton Energy Conference November 2008

November 2008 Microgeneration 2008

Microgeneration & Billing

Discussion of the challenges of attributing fair reward for microgeneration; particular focus on metering and settlement issues in UK.  Paper presented at CRM, Billing & Metering Conference Amsterdam 2008

September 2008 Billing

Microgeneration & micro CHP

A discussion of the various microgeneration technologies and their relative environmental & economic benefits; article originally published in Modern Power Systems

October 2007 Microgeneration

Carbon Trust field trial results

A discussion of the results of the Carbon Trust micro CHP field trial results based on performance of the WhisperGen 1kWe micro CHP unit.

July 2006 Carbon Trust

Micro CHP for housing

3rd International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Nottingham University.  Current status and potential for micro CHP in UK domestic sector

June 2004 SET 2004

Micro CHP for social housing

A simple introduction to what micro CHP can do to alleviate fuel poverty



Micro CHP for house builders

An outline of micro CHP and the potential benefits for the house-building industry



Towards a micro CHP strategy for the USA

Summary of European experience and discussion of potential application to USA markets, based on USA DoE workshop, Washington DC, June 2003.



Micro CHP relevance to the gas industry

World Gas Conference, Tokyo.  Potential impacts of micro CHP on gas distribution and supply industry.

March 2003 

World Gas

Micro CHP for rural areas

Renewable Energy World article.  An analysis of the potential for liquid fuel-fired micro CHP with a focus on the environmental potential for biofuel applications.



Living with micro CHP

Electrical Review micro CHP seminar.  Experience of householders with installed micro CHP system over two year field trial

June 2003 


Micro Combined Heat & Power

Micro Energy Systems for the 21st Century (IMechE seminar).  A description of the various technologies currently being considered for micro CHP applications.

 June 2002


Micro CHP markets, applications and potential within Europe and accession states

MICROMAP; EU DGXVII SAVE project summary.  Evaluation of prospects for micro CHP within EU, including scenario modelling and policy recommendations.



Potential benefits of micro CHP

Energy Saving Trust Report.  Micro CHP potential economic, social and environmental benefits for UK applications.



The impact of micro CHP on electricity supply industry

Technical challenges faced by Distribution Network Operators.  Obstacles and possible solutions for micro CHP connection and operation in grid-parallel mode.



Options for domestic CHP & Community Energy

COGEN Europe Annual Conference.  Economic & environmental assessment of a range of residential CHP technologies.

October 2000

COGEN 2000

Micro CHP implications for energy companies

Sigma Elektroteknisk AS commercial paper.  An explanation of the economic and technical issues for energy supply companies raised by the implementation of micro CHP.



Stirling engine micro CHP

Development of 3kWe Stirling cycle based micro CHP system.



The future for CHP in Europe

Future Cogen; EU DGXVII SAVE study.  Evaluation of prospects for CHP within EU, including scenario modelling and policy recommendations.


Future Cogen

Sigma 3kWe PCP

CADDETT article.  Development of a micro CHP system based on the Sigma Elektroteknisk PCP


Sigma PCP

Hybrid electric bus

CADDETT article.  Concept development of a Stirling engine series hybrid bus range extender to be trialled in Oxford


Hybrid Bus


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This site was last updated on 01 January 2015  Jeremy Harrison