Cogeneration is a technology that provides good carbon savings and good financial benefits too; but in many cases, the financial benefit largely derives from the exemption from Climate Change Levy rather than directly from the efficiencies of the technology.
AC Environmental Consulting now offers a CCL service aimed at operators of CHP plant. CHP operators may believe that their CHP supplier will deal with all of the necessary paperwork on their behalf but this is often not the case. A little more attention to the boring and mundane side of CHP can reap rewards as the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has found.
The Trust has two 300kWe CHP units on an energy purchase contract. The CHP supplier provided the Trust with annual CHPQA certificates and maintained the SOS certification, but the annual reconciliation and submissions were not done.
AC Environmental reviewed the Trusts CCL history and identified that there had not been a claim for 4 years. A reconciliation was carried out which resulted in a retrospective claim going back 3 years. The result was that the Trust was able to claim back £17,074 in overpaid CCL charges on their gas bills.
John Applegate, Environmental & Logistics Manager at the Hospital said, “The exercise carried out by AC Environmental was well worthwhile for the Trust. We received an unexpected rebate from HM Customs as well as ensuring that the CHP CCL exemption is applied to all our future gas bills.”
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