Published: 11 December 2020

Reading Joins The Energy Revolution™

Reading’s Holiday Inn at the busy M4 Junction 11 has just taken consignment of two G-GEN™  combined heat and power engines to start their energy revolution journey.

The two highly efficient engines use mains gas to generate electricity which replaces 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 reducing the load and prolonging the life expectancy of the hotels existing heating plant.

With mains power from the national grid, up to 65% of all the power generated is lost during transportation. When power is generated on-site through a G-GEN™ CHP engine this waste is immediately eradicated, therefore making the engine more efficient than mains power before the benefit of the heat. Furthermore, when combined with a biomethane gas supply, 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.