A 43-tonne lift signifies the start of the installation of the the 1.5 Megawatt genset at a UK mill.
Once the specialist energy generation plant has been carefully lowered into position onto a concrete pad, the rest of the genset assembly is crain lifted and fixed into position on the top and sides of the containerised plant.
Offering superior efficiency from an innovative engine concept, this genset features excellent emission control and waste gas-to-energy capabilities, plus high power density and outstanding efficiency in it’s power range. The CHP will replace a large proportion of the clients grid energy, providing them with a stable supply and protection from volatile energy markets whilst significantly lowering their CO2 emissions.
WHAT IS COMBINED HEAT & POWER (CHP)
Very basically a Chp is an electricity generator, as it generates power, it produces heat which is a natural by-product of the generation process. This electricity is fed directly into an organisations property whilst the heat is harnessed within their wet hot water systems, or conversely by way of an absorption chiller utilised within refrigeration or air conditioning systems.
In comparison with grid energy (inc nuclear, hydro, wind and solar) which is up to 66% inefficient due to losses in generation, transmission and distribution, cogeneration Chp’s are located on-site, so these losses are virtually non-existent and G-GEN™ Chp’s run with approximately 99% efficiency.
The UK is producing ‘Green Gas’ or biomethane gas on an industrial scale and it is now an available option with new contracts from energy suppliers. Produced from “fresh” organic matter from landfills or biogas plants through anaerobic digestion, Green Gas is added to the existing natural gas network. Running a Chp on Green Gas produces zero-carbon power, equally as good as solar, but more consistently, more reliably and generates more power per square inch.