Examination of Witnesses (Questions 237-239)|
TUESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2001
237. Good afternoon. Would you introduce yourselves?
(Mr Green) My name is David Green, I
am the Director of the Combined Heat and Power Association and
my colleague with me is Graham Meeks who is the Deputy Director
of the Combined Heat and Power Association.
238. You are a trade association but you also
have people within your ranks who generate electricity. Is that
(Mr Green) That is right. The Combined Heat and Power
Association was formed in 1967, originally as the District Heating
Association. It changed its name to the Combined Heat and Power
Association in 1984. We have just over 100 members bringing together
all the major companies who either manufacture, own or operate
combined heat and power (CHP) in the UK. That includes people
from both the private sector and the public sector. We have a
number of local authorities who are members who operate community
heating networks with CHP in the UK as well.
239. Apparently about 4.6 GWe is produced by
combined heat and power. What proportion of that is produced by
(Mr Green) Very roughly about 90 per cent of all CHP
installations in the UK are owned and operated by CHP members.
There are some in the paper and board industry and the food and
drink industry, although we work closely with the relevant trade
associations for those sectors, where the plant owners themselves,
like in the paper and board industry, are not directly members
of CHPA. Our members are by and large the people who operate the
plant on site where there has been a third party involved or who
operate it in hotels or leisure centres. Roughly about 90 per
cent of the operating plant in the UK is operated by members of