The Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) will be renamed the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) to reflect the UK’s transition towards user-led, local energy.
ADE will be formally launched on 20 January, with the Association remaining the leading advocate for combined heat and power; district heating and cooling and demand-side energy services.
The Association’s director Dr Tim Rotheray said: “The way we generate and use our energy is in the midst of a significant transition, away from a centralised system and towards a decentralised one that puts control in the hands of users. Our members have a long history of using and providing the solutions that make that transition possible.
“From industry to local authorities, energy users are increasingly seeking local solutions to meet their energy needs. This change of name reflects our long-term vision to create a less costly, more secure and lower carbon energy system, dictated by users’ needs, not energy producers.
“Combined heat and power, district heating and cooling, and demand-side energy services are vital components of an integrated, decentralised energy system. The Association’s members are already delivering the technologies for a more local and less wasteful energy economy.”