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Energy generation technologies

An introduction to energy generation technologies including combined heat and power (CHP) and distributed generation

The following factfiles discuss the various forms of energy generation technologies available for potential development in the UK. They cover the principles behind each technology, its state of development and its relevance to the UK energy situation.

Combined heat and power (CHP) Combined heat and power (CHP)

An introduction to combined heat and power (CHP)

Combined heat and power

Distributed generation Distributed generation

An introduction to distributed generation, sometimes referred to as embedded generation

Distributed generation

Electrical generation and environment glossary Electrical generation and environment - glossary of terms

Glossary of electrical generation and environment terms

Electrical generation and environment – glossary of terms

Fuel cells Fuel cells

The principles behind the operation of fuel cells and the various types available

Fuel cells

Hydroelectric power Hydroelectric power

This factfile provides an introduction to the technology and potential of hydropower

Hydroelectric power