Combined Heat & Power

What is CHP?

CHP (Combined Heat and Power) is combined production of energy in the form of Heat and Electricity. Using Gas Engine technology, it is possible to make substantial savings on energy costs for your commercial property, compared to the individual purchase of electricity for plant and gas for heating systems.

CHP engines can drastically reduce your carbon emissions and as well as using Natural Gas, they can even run-on renewable fuels such as Biogas.

Here at CGS we have a history of working with many different clients on a wide variety of CHP installations across many different sectors.


  • Leisure Facilities,
  • Accommodation Blocks,
  • Factories,
  • Distribution Centres
  • Retail Locations
  • Anaerobic Digestion

Remote Monitoring

As a service we offer 24/7 remote monitoring support from our offices in Liverpool. Here, our Engineers are able to investigate issues with your assets, reset alarms, diagnose faults, stop and start your engines. We can customise your equipment to send out email notifications should one of them fail or should a reading stray from a pre-determined set point. You can be safe in the knowledge that your equipment will be given the minimum possible downtime

Our Services




Energy Management

Panel Upgrades

Remote Monitoring

Canning’s engineers provide preventive maintenance and repairs on existing CHP systems ensuring they function correctly, efficiently and without breakdown. Whether you have a previously installed unit that requires some much-needed TLC, if you think your secondary water system isn’t operating at its maximum capacity or you are interested in seeing how a turn-key CHP project can be of benefit to your business, Canning Generator Solutions have you covered.

One ongoing problem in the CHP industry is the ability for Manufacturer’s to force customers into using their own technology and creating closed systems. These in turn mean increased maintenance costs and the reliance of inflated manufacturer approved components and engineers.

CGS offer the ability to upgrade the entire control system to an open-source controller, meaning reduced maintenance costs and an escape from a severely limiting system.

Using our state-of-the-art generator control panels, we put CHP monitoring and control directly in our client’s hands. Our panels provide immediate up-to-date information providing greater control to our clients. All our CHP generator systems are designed to be turnkey to minimize the disruption to our client’s business and be more easily integrated in wider business operations.

Benefits of a CHP System:

  • Localised Energy Production in the form of Heat and Electricity
  • Reduced Energy Bills
  • Reduced Emissions
  • Cover in the event of a Mains Failure
  • Government Subsidised Cash Incentives

How Does It Work? What About Efficiency?

A CHP unit uses fuel in the form of Natural Gas or Renewable gas, to fire an Internal Combustion Engine, connected to an Alternator which generates electricity. The electricity generated can vary massively depending on the installation, it’s not uncommon to see units as small as 30kW or as large as 2.5MW.

As well as the electrically produced energy a CHP is capable of capturing the heat generated from combustion in a hot water system. The heat generated by an exhaust, which is typically lost, can be in excess of 500 °C. Our CHP installations utilise a secondary water system to transfer that through Heat Exchangers ready to be delivered to your services and infrastructure. Typically, this system can produce deliverable Hot Water at a temperature of around 70-90°C, in some instances completely negating your need for secondary heat sources.

CHPs have the ability to convert over 90% of their produced energy into either Usable Thermal Energy or Usable Electrical Energy.