Current electrical power generation methods used large centralised power generating plants using, generally, natural gas or coal as their primary energy source. On average, in the UK, this process creates electricity at an efficiency rate of around 40%.


The subsequent transportation of the electricity to the end use causes further losses of 5-10%. As a result the electricity delivered to wall sockets from the grid represents only c.35% of the original energy fed into the process.


Electricity generated by the Spice 2e is 62% more carbon efficient than electricity supplied by the National Grid, calculated on a CO2gm/Kw basis. The unit produces less than 210 CO2gm/Kw whereas the National Grid produces over 675 CO2gm/Kw, this can add up to a saving of over 5,000kg per year.




Cost of Electricity kwh                     

14.5p 

4p/-11.5p with the FIT included

CO Produced kwh

517   g/kwh                            

202   g/kwh

Energy efficiency

< 35%

97%


via the National Grid 

Electricity generated by Spice 2e

 

As the demand for energy increases year on year, demands on our traditional power generation resources are becoming ever greater. The growing issue of climate change presents an additional challenge on power generators to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases whilst keeping pace with this ever increasing demand.



Carbon Savings

Using micro combined heat and power (mCHP) the electricity is generated in the building or home which requires it. The heat created as a by-product, normally wasted, is used to produce heating and/or hot water for the building.

Since the electricity is being produced in a process that is 97% efficient and using clean mains natural gas the electricity is around 3 times cheaper and cleaner than the process used in conventional power generation.  


Any electricity generated which is not required by the property automatically finds its way back into the electrical gird where it is used elsewhere. Therefore none of the carbon saving is lost.


Furthermore, local generation of electricity reduces the loading on the electrical grid network by reducing the total amount of electricity it is required to carry from the centralised power stations. This reduction in grid load frees up capacity to support the roll-out of low carbon electric vehicles and other low carbon electrical technologies.

Benefits of using mCHP technology  

Powering a
Sustainable Future

Using micro combined heat and power (mCHP) the electricity is generated in the building or home which requires it. The heat created as a 

by-product, normally wasted, is used to produce heating

and/or hot water for the building.

Electricity generated by the Spice 2e is 62% more carbon efficient than electricity supplied by the National Grid.  This can add up to a

saving of over 5,000kg per year.

Spice 2e, mCHP - how it works