The mechanical build of the Energy Revolution’s low-carbon and cost reduction equipment is nearing completion at a leading UK theme park. Part of the sites latest development which includes 66 new staycation units for visitors, the energy centre will supply off-grid energy to the park and the staycation units whilst delivering hot water and heating.
The equipment consists of 6 interconnected 50kW G-GEN™ combined heat and power (CHP) engines, 6 control units and 6 buffer tanks along with a multitude of ancillary items.
The equipment is housed within the energy centre building which provides security and protection for the equipment for the next 15 years and beyond. This energy centre project consists of on-site power generation, a small district heating system and electric vehicle charging stations across the site which are powered by 6 interconnected 50kW G-GEN™ engines.
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.