Plumb Center launches micro-CHP training

Plumbers merchant Plumb Center has launched a micro-CHP training course.
The one-day training course will be available in three of the Plumb Center training centres across the UK and covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of installing, commissioning and maintaining a Baxi micro-CHP boiler for domestic applications.

Baxi Ecogen uses a free piston Stirling engine to generate up to 1kW electricity while it is providing space heating and hot water, which is usually at times of peak electrical demand. It is MCS certified so is eligible for the Government’s Feed-in Tariff, realising a generation tariff of 21.0p/kWh.

Simon Allan, renewables director for Plumb Center said: “Being able to offer the micro-CHP course alongside our other renewables courses means that we now offer training on the full range of technologies currently available.

“Getting trained and accredited now is essential for those who want to access business boosting incentives such as the Feed-in Tariff. We are offering more and more courses through local training centres, as well as our branch network, so that installers can stay one step ahead and offer their customers the opportunity to make the move into renewables.”

Plumb Center works in partnership with Sevenoaks Energy Academy to deliver a regular programme of BPEC accredited renewables training courses around the UK. The micro-CHP course is available at training centres in Leamington Spa, Bristol and Sevenoaks.

Plumb Center is also working together with NAPIT to provide a simple MCS registration process, giving customers a £100 discount.

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