A Stress-Free Solution to the Combined Heat and Power Quality Assurance (CHPQA) Programme


Insights from James Wayman, NFU Energy's Senior Project Engineer.

The Combined Heat and Power Quality Assurance (CHPQA) is a government initiative used to monitor CHP schemes and incentivise quality and efficiency – basically the more efficient your scheme, the greater the financial reward!

New entrants must go through an application process for both new and existing CHP projects and are required to submit sets of energy data, assess scheme performance, and submit the necessary figures to CHPQA for validation every year to remain a participant.

NFU Energy understand the challenges faced by CHP operators in preparing their CHPQA data and meeting the critical deadline of 31 March 2024. We can guide you through the application process, handle the annual submissions, and renew your certification, while you reap all the benefits CHPQA has to offer.

How can NFU Energy help?

NFU Energy understand the challenges faced by CHP operators in preparing their CHPQA data and meeting the critical deadline each year. We go beyond assistance – we manage the entire process. Registered Participants (RPs) need only provide us with their meter reads, and from there, our expert team meticulously scrutinises the data to ensure accuracy and coherence. Once satisfied, we take charge of uploading the information, along with all necessary supporting documents, to the CHPQA portal.

What is the deadline to make an Annual Return?

The deadline to submit your annual energy data is 31 March 2024, allowing the CHPQA Administrator time to validate the forms and issue a new certificate in good time. Failure to meet this deadline could see your entitlement to Climate Change Levy (CCL) exception being removed until a new exception Certificate is issued.

What if there are queries from CHPQA?

Should CHPQA raise any questions or concerns during the validation process, our dedicated team is well-equipped to handle these queries efficiently. We navigate through any potential roadblocks, providing a seamless experience for RPs until a new CHPQA certificate is successfully issued.

With the 31 March 2024 deadline for CHPQA certification fast approaching, NFU Energy is here to help turn a potentially stressful process into a seamless experience. Just send us your meter reads and our expert team will do the rest, ensuring your renewal is hassle-free. Don't wait – contact us on 024 7669 6512 before 29 February 2024 to ensure we have ample time to start processing your data!

If you're a CHP operator but not in CHPQA, and want to understand the benefits, get in touch today – there's almost certainly money to be saved!

Visit https://www.nfuenergy.co.uk/services/chpqa

About NFU Energy

NFU Energy is one of the UK's leading and trusted providers of sustainable energy solutions. While rooted in our agricultural heritage with being part of the National Farmers' Union (NFU) group of companies, we have transcended our unwavering expertise to public and private sector organisations spanning beyond agriculture and horticulture alone. We help businesses to maximise savings, minimise carbon and generate income through innovative solutions tailored to their unique energy goals.