The MICRO COMBINED HEAT AND POWER SYSTEM FOR HOUSEHOLDS (H-CHP) project aims to increase energy efficiency and accelerate the adoption of renewable and sustainable energy solutions in sparsely polulated regions. The specific focus of the project is on individual rural households in low population density areas with low accessibility to affordable energy. Domestic dwelling in in these types of areas are subject to unpredictable power interruptions. The proposed solution will:

  • guarantee electricity during peak heat demand periods,
  • place less strain on grids,
  • reduce demand spikes and
  • smooth the generation profile from power stations.
  • The purpose of the project is to promote the uptake of CHP (Combined Heat and Power) in the NPA region using solid renewable biomass and gasification methods that will be appropriate for remote households. The available fuel is mainly solid which is unsuitable for existing gas CHP. A new affordable solution is proposed that uses local renewable solid biofuel in a small-scale micro CHP system.

    The project will pool the efforts of the transnational partners to develop a technological solution applicable to all with manufacturing, testing and piloting shared across the area.