The Aran BioFarm Facility Highlights Resiliency of Cogeneration
The ARAN facilities are an example of sustainable industrial development. The plant includes a cogeneration facility with 5 Rolls Royce engines fueled with liquefied natural gas and a 1.2 MW turbine with a total authorized discharge power to the grid of 15 MW, a CO2 recovery plant with a recovery capacity of 21,000 tons/year and an associated fish farm where Caviar Nacarii is produced by hand, one of the most appreciated caviar in Europe.
ARAN is managed by qualified mechanics and electronics operators. Their involvement with the plant and the population where they reside is absolute. The company works closely with the municipality of Les and the Val d 'Aran government authorities to promote the environment, gastronomy and quality of tourism in the town.
Aran is an administrative entity in Lleida, Catalonia, Spain, consisting of the Aran Valley in the Pyrenees mountains, in the northwestern part of the province of Lleida. This valley constitutes the only contiguous part of Catalonia located on the northern side of the Pyrenees.
Tedom CHP Plant Highlights Resiliency of Cogeneration in Hospital Setting
The Tedom CHP unit was launched in July 2019. After 2 years of resilient operation, it has already covered 16,700 operation hours and produced more than 16,615,000 kWh of electric energy. As a result, the CHP unit saves approximately 8,500,000 kg of CO2 per year in comparison to the previous solution.
Hospitals are certainly a suitable place for installation of cogeneration technology. These facilities have high consumption of electricity and at the same time, due to their non-stop operation and building infrastructure they are able to effectively utilize heat. CHP units are a reliable and highly efficient source of electrical and thermal energy which can either be in constant operation or can be flexibly modified to handle unexpected situations.
Another great advantage that cogeneration brings is the possibility to operate the CHP unit in a so-called island mode; in other words, independently of the main power grid. This brings another security element to the entire energy system. In critical cases of an outage of the main power grid, the energy required by the hospital can be supplied by the Tedom CHP unit separately, which makes it more resistant to long-term outages.
CHP in a Sustainable Future: Clean, Reliable Energy for Resilient Communities
The Combined Heat and Power Alliance, the leading USA national voice for the deployment of combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP), is hosting its second annual Virtual National Summit on CHP. Through the virtual platform, we will convene a diverse group of stakeholders, including industry experts, end users and potential hosts, government leaders, policymakers, utilities, climate advocates, and other members of the clean energy community.
This is an opportunity to showcase the many benefits of CHP including reduced emissions, resilience and reliability, and economic competitiveness. This year’s conference will be particularly focused on CHP’s resiliency and reliability, key benefits to promoting sustainability in the 21st century.
Propane CHP at KWAAN CLINIC YAKUTAT, ALASKA
The Kwaan Clinic in Yakutat, Alaska is a 5,000 square foot healthcare facility with an additional 5,000 square feet of office space.
YANMAR installed a 10 kW propane blackout start cogeneration unit inside of the building to replace the costly diesel-powered generator that was already in place. For this application, the heat produced by the cogeneration unit is used for hot water and heating of the whole building, while the unit’s power supports the electrical demand needs of the clinic.
Using propane, the Yanmar CP10WN’s high-efficiency generator provides 10 kW of electrical power. The engine heat is captured, and heats water at a rated temperature of 158°F for immediate use or storage.
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Promoting and enriching Jewish culture, heritage, values and lives, The Katz Jewish Community Center (JCC) provides outstanding educational, social and fitness/wellness programs for their community.
Kinsley Energy Systems of East Granby, CT, USA partnered with Ecosave, Inc to conduct a comprehensive combined heat and power feasibility study at JCC, resulting in the recommendation and installation of a TEDOM CHP system.
Employing a TEDOM combined heat and power system to generate electricity and hot water offsets the need for expensive capital upgrades to hot water boilers. An attractive no-capital financing mechanism and a 40% cost incentive through the New Jersey Clean Energy Program provided for a rapid return on investment with reduced risk.
The TEDOM Cento T150 was commissioned in February 2020 and is performing with high efficiency and reliability. “The addition of CHP to the Katz JCC has greatly reduced their overall energy costs while simultaneously avoiding capital expenditure on end of life hot water boilers for space heating and domestic hot water,” said a spokesperson for Ecosave when asked about the project.
Girard Facility at 1199 Ludlow Street, Philadelphia celebrates World Cogeneration Day and its Resiliency
1199 Ludlow is a 245,000-square-foot (74,676-square-meter) residential tower with 240 apartments featuring modern amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, terrace, bike storage, taning area, fitness center, and demonstration kitchen.
1199 Ludlow features two Capstone C65 integrated combined heat and power (ICHP) systems which provide electricity, domestic hot water, and heat the exterior lap pool. The Microturbines are mounted on a rooftop outside of the public eye; they are working in the background to provide electricity and supply hot water simultaneously. Not only do the two microturbines provide electricity and domestic hot water to the building, but they also provide heating for the pool. In a four-season climate like Philadelphia, it allows Girard to keep its pool open for most of the year and offer a great amenity to the residents.
Vicinity Energy Provides Resilient Solution While Helping Philadelphia "Go Green" with Biogenic Fuel
With 19 district energy systems in 12 major cities, Vicinity Energy is the leading provider of district energy solutions in the U.S. By pairing combined heat and power (CHP) with its district energy networks, Vicinity produces low carbon thermal energy that can be delivered to a broad swath of buildings, such as hospitals and universities, while generating significant carbon reduction benefits.
Vicinity has integrated a unique biogenic fuel derived from waste vegetable oil and fats discarded by the food service industry into its fuel mix to replace its back-up supply of conventional fuel oil use. The project, which has already begun in Philadelphia as of spring 2021, is creating a more sustainable environment for the community and offering a circular solution. The wastes discarded by Philadelphia’s local restaurants are now being used to heat and cool businesses and institutions in the same city. In other words, Vicinity Energy is turning Philadelphians’ french fries into fuel that powers many of the city’s own businesses. When a community can recycle its own waste to keep warm through the long winter months - that’s the definition of resilience.
This project builds upon Vicinity's existing work in Philadelphia, allowing the company to continue supplying resilient and sustainable energy solutions to the city. Additionally, thanks to the ability to integrate various fuel sources into Vicinity's CHP systems, facilities connected to the grid receive increased resilience due to the network not being constrained to one fuel source.
Catalina Island Celebrates World Cogeneration Day
The remote island of Santa Catalina, which sits off the Southern California coast, in the United States, commonly known as Catalina Island, is renowned for its scenic ocean views, distinctive Mediterranean charm, and picturesque island paradise. Fortunately, absent from this popular tourist destination are California’s frequent “brown outs” thanks to Southern California Edison and 23 C65 Capstone Microturbines run by Propane.
“What the Capstone microturbines do for Southern California Edison on Catalina Island is allow us to meet the island’s electrical demand and frequency moment by moment perfectly,” said Ronald Hite, Southern California Edison’s District Manager.
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In many counties national trends indicate that grid outages have become more prevalent, especially in the last decade. More and more the events are weather related. But there is significant opportunity to increase protection of the energy supply at critical infrastructure. This is by installing Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants at a greater number of facilities. Cogeneration ensures your institution is better equipped to withstand natural disasters, extreme weather conditions and other disruptions that affect grid stability.
Energen are European manufacturer of reliable CHP and genset equipment. Our CHP projects of different size range are installed in critical infrastructure facilities, such as hospitals, universities, schools, care homes and food supply industry. High operational average of Energen CHPs provide the reliability of our customer’s electric and thermal energy supply and ensure that our customers remain highly resilient.
Innovative approach and collaboration with the right partners enable us to capitalize on CHPs strengths as a reliable, high efficiency, lower emissions source for critical infrastructure.
Clarke Energy has secured the sale of two INNIO Jenbacher biogas engines to PressCane Ltd, a distillery based in Malawi, located in East Africa. The Jenbacher engines are capable of generating 2.1 MW of resilient power at the site in Chikawa where the grid connection can be unreliable. Thanks to these new engines PressCane can generate its own power with the potential for export to the local electricity distribution network.
Their anaerobic digestion plant at the site sustainably treats effluent arising from the site and in parallel generates biogas which will be used as a renewable fuel for the biogas engines. The innovative project will support the local generation of ethanol biofuel helping to produce sustainable fuel and decarbonise the country’s petroleum supplies.
As World Cogeneration Day approaches, @Northeast-Western Energy Systems acknowledges and thanks our team who stayed resilient this past year. Our dedicated team integrates, engineers and maintains cogeneration projects throughout the U.S.A. all year around, even through unprecedented times. When faced with new challenges, our resilient team rises to the challenge. Their unmatched commitment is what makes our company so distinct.
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Clarke Energy’s service team recently completed a major engine overhaul of an INNIO Jenbacher engine installed at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), London. The CHP plant at the hospital was originally commissioned by Clarke Energy in 2015, where energy resilience is essential for the site’s local load and treating patients 24/7. Electricity is used supporting lighting, medical equipment including ventilators and other important local energy users. They also have need for heating, to keep patients warm, for cleaning of bedding and for sterilisation of equipment.
The engine installed is unusually positioned on the roof the building at the famous children’s hospital. As GOSH is located in a busy part of central London, road closures were required to remove the engine safely from the roof. Great resiliency was shown by all the Clarke Energy service department involved in the planning, removal, and safe return of the engine. and return it to the Clarke Energy Overhaul and Repair Centre. The J420 gas engine has now been rebuilt and delivered back to GOSH and is sitting proud back in place on the roof of the hospital ready for the next stage of its lifecycle.
Well done team!
2G’s successful role in contributing to the countries critical infrastructure system continued to provide the essential energy requirements in numerous sectors during the global pandemic.
Our customers required 2G CHP’s to be installed, commissioned, operated, and maintained during the pandemic and our great team proved its resilience and collaboratively worked smart to ensure our customers success and uptime.
A concerted effort of our project managers, technical sales experts, service technicians, warehouse, logistics, engineers, commissioners and administrative staff all changed how we worked.
2G has risen above all these challenges and provided a CHP uptime availability over 98% while increasing our service fleet size by 75%.
We salute all 2G employees and their resiliency over the last year; we are truly powerful together.
AB Energy celebrates its first 40 years in business and relaunches the challenge of sustainability. Today, AB is a multinational corporation with 21 locations around the world, more than 1,000 employees and over 1,450 installed systems. A company that looks to its future challenges with enthusiasm, as well as with the awareness that the sector in which it operates – the sustainable production of energy, both from an environmental and economic point of view – will be at the very center of global development in the coming years.
SolarTurbines celebrated CHP resiliency with the GP building products facility in Taylor, Mississippi, which produces high-quality plywood for a variety of indoor and outdoor projects. GP believes in improving people's lives by using fewer resources while providing quality products and services for their customers. GP’s Taylor’s plant was facing both high energy costs and a critical milestone with the implementation of the boiler maximum achievable control technology (MACT) requirements. They needed a new solution to reduce emissions while taking advantage of the low gas prices. A new resilient combined heat and power (CHP) plant was the answer, and SolarTurbines provided a complete solution in a critical timeline.
Solar Turbines highlights the resilient CHP system for New-Indy Containerboard, which operates four mills, producing 750,000 tons of recycled containerboard per year. New-Indy’s mills receive more than 100 truckloads of old corrugated cardboard (OCC) daily. This material is cleaned, reduced to a slurry, and then reformed to create new containerboard. The recycled paper is then sent to box plants throughout local markets. Each of their California locations have combined heat and power (CHP) plants to provide all of the mills resilient dependable electric power and supply power to thousands of southern California homes through their partnership with Southern California Edison.
AB Energy celebrates 98% Average CHP availability and resilience for the fleet milestone. AB ensures the excellence of the facilities as well as the highest quality of installation and after-sale assistance. This is because AB is a leader in cogeneration and in the development of renewable energy sources such as biogas and biomethane with technologies and solutions that contribute to more virtuous energy, reducing consumption and waste in a way that benefits the competitiveness of enterprises and the environment.
In the course of modernizing their apartment building, the Beyer family was looking for a replacement for their approximately 25-year-old oil heating system. Together with the Rudolf Ziegengeist company, the family decided on a liquid Propane gas-based (LPG) fuel cell Sunfire-Home 750. Since then, they have seen their energy bills and carbon footprint going down.
Solar Turbines generates resilient power at an international pharmaceutical plant in Italy, Recordati, for over 25 years. Since its installation, in 1996, the system has received various upgrades to improve package availability and reliability. The most recent upgrades include: 1) Addition of an air inlet cooling system to increase power output during Italy’s hot summer season. 2) A complete control retrofit connected to Soar Turbines real-time monitoring and access maintenance interval extensions. 3) Installation of a new air filtration system to increase the time between compressor cleanings and improve efficiency over turbine’s lifecycle.
AB Energy achieved 50 Million hours of resilient fleet operating hours, worldwide. AB contributes to building a better future by working toward a resilient and sustainable system. The AB Energy mission is to ensure that companies’ future consumption is lower, more efficient, competitive, virtuous and has the utmost care for our planet. Quality and reliability are key goals of AB’s corporate policy, whether it is the project phases like construction and installation or service and maintenance. In order to pursue such a difficult and challenging goal, it is necessary to equip AB with a management system that is constantly evolving. The commitment to continuous improvement never stops and quality objectives are always in flux, with the knowledge that the future can only be built by strengthening their foundation with the experience of each day.