The H-CHP project aims to increase energy efficiency and accelerate the adoption of renewable and sustainable energy solutions in the region. There is a specific focus on individual rural households with low population density and low accessibility to affordable energy. Domestic dwelling in sparsely populated 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 H-CHP -project is to promote the uptake of Combined Heating and Power systems (CHP) in the region using solid renewable biomass and gasification methods that will be appropriate for remote households. The Northern Periphery Area has abundant natural fuel resources but is subject to a harsher climate than the rest of Europe and this results in the need for increased domestic energy. Attempts to exploit natural energy resources for households has been mixed, and as a result, there is significant fuel poverty in the region. A key component is the high cost of electricity.
TIG are responsible for piloting the project here in the Western Isles. TIG will be installing up to 3 of these boilers for free in Western Isles homes. We are generating a list of potential eligible homes for the trials. Houses selected from the list – and there is no criteria to join the list other than you must register before 31st January – will form the pool of homes to site the 3 pilots. To join this list email Brian, who will then send a short form to complete which you can return directly to him. please email firstname.lastname@example.org