Published: 20 November 2020

Energy Revolution – New Gas Connections

GET Installation & Maintenance engineers start work on a new gas line to connect Energy Revolution plant equipment at two Holiday Inn hotels.

Both Holiday Inn hotels at Leeds and Coventry are having new gas lines installed to connect G-GEN™ combined heat and power engines to the gas mains. Each line comprises high quality stainless steel tubing and will allow each engine to have independent gas meters.

The G-GEN™ CHP engines utilise mains gas to generate electricity which will replace the hotels’ baseload that would otherwise have come from the mains grid. Additionally, the heat produced by the CHP engine (a by-product of the generation process) will feed directly into the Hotel’s LTHW system.

Up to 65% of all mains power is lost during transportation. When power is generated on-site through a G-GEN™ CHP engine this waste is immediately eradicated, making the engine more efficient than mains power before the benefit of the heat. Furthermore, when combined with a biomethane gas supply, then the humble G-GEN™ CHP becomes one of the most efficient, and environmentally friendly sources of heat and power available, next to solar. However, taking into account output vs size and cost, then G-GEN™ CHP’s probably take the top spot.