Primary energy savings in cogeneration plants is recalculated

New efficiency reference values for high-efficiency criteria and the adaptation of certain correction factors for high efficiency Proof have led to changes in primary energy savings of CHP plants compared to uncoupled systems.

Rastatt, (PresseBox) - Since 1 January 2016 new harmonized efficiency reference values for the separate production of electricity and heat will have to be set from January 1rst 2016 to demonstrate their high efficiency.

Largely unnoticed by the public, the European Union (EU) decided that the EU Regulation 2015/2402 should be in effect from the 12th October 2015. The delegated regulation is applicable since 1 January 2016 and is binding in all parts and directly and immediately valid in all Member States and has an impact on the calculation of high efficiency verification.

The news section of the BHKW-Infozentrum informs in detail in the report "New efficiency reference values for high-efficiency criteria “in which cases high efficiency verification is required, what specific changes have to be made and what impact this has. (

The delegated regulation is available as download in German, English and Spanish on the BHKW-Infozentrum site.

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