World Cogeneration day gives Northeast-Western Energy Systems the chance to celebrate our people and our passion. Our dedicated team integrates, engineers and maintains cogeneration projects throughout the United States all year around, even through unprecedented times. Our team recently helped a customer overcome gas cleaning issues and got (3) Jenbacher Type 4 gas gensets commissioned during the pandemic. This is one of many projects our team supported during the COVID crisis. Thank you, World Cogeneration Day, for allowing us to recognize key people who drive our business!
Clarke Energy and sister company Co-Energy America are pleased to announce our support of World Cogeneration Day, September 4th 2020 and highlighting key international cogeneration projects. Cogeneration or combined heat and power technology (CHP) plays an important role in providing efficient localised power and supporting carbon emissions reduction. Gas engine CHP plants can use renewable gas such as biogas, biomethaneor hydrogen or low carbon gases such as natural gas at high efficiency and close to the site of use. Generating electricity and heat locally means lower losses and better use of the fuel, translating to lower carbon emissions.
Hurst Boilers and Power Resource Group celebrate front-line people that keep building energy systems for the essential agricultural, food, and industrial sectors. Moreover, as society grapples with energy markets during these uncertain times, we have compelling reasons to supplement the conventional fuels used for centuries with the multiple alternatives in abundance around us. Biomass-to-energy conversion uses heat and oxygen to create energy in the form of steam or hot water that is then used as electricity and thermal energy for co-located industrial facilities, such as the 165,000 MW/hours of electricity per year and heating energy at the Carolina Poultry Project. To learn more http://www.hurstboiler.com To learn more about Power Resource Group, visit https://www.prg-llc.com
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) is an acute care facility serving Thunder Bay and northwestern Ontario, Canada. Caterpillar CHP helps Thunder Bay Medical Centre save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on energy costs, while simultaneously protecting the health and welfare of all constituents. https://bit.ly/2NIgKLt The facility has earned a worldwide reputation for its award-winning, innovative design. “Cogeneration is a good fit for a big building such as ours,” says Allan Korol, Manager of Physical Plant Maintenance and Operations.“This facility is full of patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days of the year. So, the need for energy is continuous", says Allan Korol. See Case Study here:
Milliken seeks innovative solutions for energy efficiency in its operations. In 2019, construction of a $25+ million combined heat and power facility began in Blacksburg, South Carolina. Combined heating and power enables them to reduce energy consumption by capturing wasted heat and increasing energy reliability by generating electricity on site—with the aim of reducing total greenhouse gas emissions by 10% and reducing waste by 5%. Solar Turbines Company provided their Titan™ 130 gas turbine with two-shafts for compressor and mechanical drive applications for high thermal efficiency. "Combined Heating and Power (CHP) is an efficient, reliable, and resilient energy system and is promoted by both the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency. The CHP system allows Milliken to eliminate coal as a fuel source and significantly reduce air pollutant emissions." Barry Beck, Vice President, IC Thomasson Associates. Overview: http://www.milliken.com/Sustainability_report/planet
We are experiencing an unprecedented period that is putting all of us to the test. But, once again, we are reacting with the determination and strength that distinguishes our Company. In recognition of all this, we want to thank the whole AB team for the great availability shown over these difficult past few months of emergency, during which it gave an outstanding example of union and courage. We want to say thank you to all of them for keeping AB power plants running even during these difficult times, to power hospitals, critical infrastructure, industries and farms all over the world. Thanks to our technicians, that professionally and with expertise have been working 24/7, in the field or remotely. Now more than ever reliable energy is a must for critical facilities and now more than ever a reliable partner makes the difference. Find out more about critical facilities supported by AB: Fondazione Poliambulanza in Italy https://bit.ly/Poliambulanza Aria Hospital in Philadelphia, USA https://bit.ly/AriaHospital
It is an honour for us at Energen to support World Cogeneration Day 2020 to celebrate the inspirational commitment of the people involved in the CHP power sector, who kept the lights on during the Covid-19 pandemic and the power running. We are proud to say that our CHP schemes have been ensuring on-site generation of heat and power throughout the epidemic in Slovenia. Our O&M team has been performing necessary activities to protect most vulnerable institutions like hospitals and retirement homes from avoiding the risk of power disruption and heavy losses related to power cuts. Even in times of pandemic, Energen employees were available for our customers 24/7. Once again our staff proved that they are no doubt the most important asset of our company!
Clarke Energy in the US continues to support our customers for new and ongoing projects during the Covid-19 pandemic. Clarke Energy sales and technical support teams can work remotely if required by their region. Staff are continuing to work with facility owner’s, engineers and developers via video conferencing platforms when in person meetings aren’t feasible. Despite the pandemic, inquiries continue to come in for technical information, budgetary pricing and the feasibility of future cogeneration projects. Clarke Energy’s service group are considered essential workers for maintenance, repairs and new installations of INNIO Jenbacher engine/generator systems to keep critical power generation facilities operational. The team have continued work on a cogeneration project at the Grand Rapids Michigan Water Resource Recovery Facility which was deemed as a critical site by the city. Clarke Energy Project Engineer Joe Hall, has maintained presence on site throughout and managed contractors and suppliers. Joe comments, “We have to fill out corona virus surveys every day, observe social distancing practices, continually follow hand washing guidelines and wear face masks as recommended. By continuing work during the pandemic, the plant is on course for commissioning completion in September.”
World Cogeneration Day gives Concord the chance to pay tribute to the frontline workers keeping New Jersey’s healthcare systems functioning all year, but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cogeneration projects reduce carbon emissions & have the capacity for facilities to become completely energy self-sufficient. Concord was honored to be on the team for the Penn Medicine -Princeton Medical Center (PMC) state of the art CHP plant project. This project produced a carbon offset equal to removing more than 1,550 cars from the road and provides PMC additional revenue to fund critical services. Bravo to Clearway Energy for providing a best in class energy solution and for maintaining the plant throughout these unprecedented times, allowing the hospital staff to focus on its mission to provide world class healthcare services. Thank you Clearway, and thank you Penn Medicine -Princeton Medical hospital staff!
To learn more about this project visit: https://concord-engineering.com/pdf/UMC%20Princeton%20Health%20DB%20CHP.pdf
Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, PA is a continuing care retirement community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 2,000 residents, the community offers retirement living apartments, cottages and townhomes, and services including personal care, nursing care, memory support, short-term rehabilitation, pharmacy, outreach, home care, home health, hospice, a children’s home and a home for adults with developmental disabilities. Six Capstone Microturbines currently generate 10% of the campus’ electricity. The heat created as a by-product of the microturbines, in turn, heats water for a portion of resident apartments and the Masonic Health Care Center, reducing the use of gas boilers. “The microturbines enable Masonic Village to fulfill its commitment to energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, which also impacts our overall not-for-profit mission,” Patrick Sampsell, chief environmental and facilities officer, said. “The cost savings and rebates help offset the declining government reimbursements Masonic Village receives for resident care and services. We provided charitable care and services statewide worth $33.4 million in 2019 alone.” Energy savings are more important now than ever. Masonic Villages is facing increased costs related to combating COVID-19, including purchasing masks, face shields, disinfectant products, testing equipment and offering reduced meal benefits for employees. These items are much-needed for staff who have been assisting in areas beyond their normal roles to ensure services and operations continue seamlessly.
Clarke Energy’s team in France have provided above and beyond unscheduled service support to our customers during the COVID pandemic. After a failure of a Jenbacher J320 engine at the non-hazardous waste landfill site of Septêmes les Vallons operated by Veolia, it was determined a complete short block replacement was required. As the site was not under a service contract, there was no obligation to maintain the engine or financial benefit to Clarke Energy. However, service is at the heart of Clarke Energy’s business ethos and support was provided to guarantee continuity of production for Veolia at the important landfill site. The short block replacement was completed in March and April during the height of the COVID pandemic. A team of three Clarke Energy service technicians worked together with a lifting partner in order to complete the work, under strict social distancing and hygiene guidelines.
Clarke Energy installed a biogas-fueled trigeneration plant at Indian pharmaceutical manufacturer Embio Limited in 2017. Falling under the category of essential services, production at Embio in Mahad has been operational 24x7 even during the sustained lockdown period in India. Despite the difficulties imposed due to Covid-19 outbreak, Embio’s team always step up in the midst of a crisis. To ensure availability and production of essential drugs and knowing the benefit of the trigeneration plants reduction in environmental impact, Embio developed a covid safety plan to keep the plant operational. This was specific to the trigeneration operation; outlining the policies, guidelines, and procedures to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. Team Embio promptly arranged accommodation for Clarke Energy’s operation team very close to the factory premises to enable essential 24x7 service support when required. This contributed to preventing significant disruption of the Indian pharmaceutical supply chain during the covid outbreak. Embio have displayed parity between sustainability, human well-being and economic growth and proved that no virus is strong enough to kill their spirit.
HCS Group, Inc recognizes INEOS Olefins and Polymers on World Cogeneration Day. The employees of this world-scale production facility located in La Porte, Texas, provide resins critical in the manufacturing of many medical products. INEOS relies on its 21 Megawatt CHP array of four Solar Turbines (model T60) to provide the critical process steam and a significant portion of the total power load. Each train can produce 120,000 pph of steam using supplemental firing while meeting all regulatory emissions without using abatement systems. The CHP daily operations is managed by INEOS’ Polyethylene Operations Team under Michel Promel while Solar Turbines Asset Management Services Group, under Jay Dee Dodson, provides maintenance and major overhauls. The combined team focus assures the needed materials are available to the Covid-19 PPE supply chain. The CHP — which the EPA and DOE recognized with the ENERGY STAR CHP Award for pollution reduction and energy efficiency in 2003 — is approaching its 20 year service anniversary. It continues to be a model of efficiency with an average reliability factor for the past 5 years of 98.8% and availability of 96.6%, including scheduled maintenance and overhauls. The long term partnership between INEOS and Solar Turbines built on trust and collaboration between the two companies continues to bring focus on delivering operational excellence. From INEOS perspective, the cogeneration plant has been a great success. Michel Promel “Our focus at this site is making polymers. Reliable steam generation is the backbone supporting smooth plant operations and onsite electricity production is a significant competitive advantage for our Business”. HCS Group’s President/CEO Mike Kemp “We are proud to have provided the engineering/design and construction management of the INEOS facility, and to know that today it continues to provide important safety and protective materials for healthcare workers.”
Zentiva are a producer of high-quality affordable medicines in India, who have remained committed to reducing their carbon footprint during difficult times. Clarke Energy installed a cogeneration plant at the organization’s Ankleshwar, India plant that provides electricity, chilled water, and steam to the production facility. During the covid crisis, many of the companies on the industrial belt have started using the grid power (thermal power capacity covers approx. 64% of Gujarat’s generation capacity) to generate electricity with gas gensets as backup power. Clarke Energy applauds the efforts of Team Zentiva in operating the cogeneration plant as prime source of electricity not only during the pandemic situation but throughout the year. Greenhouse gas emissions of natural gas are around half the emissions of coal when used to generate electricity. Mr. Ashish Chauhan – Head Utilities at Zentiva Private Limited, Ankleshwar says “Zentiva is committed in using cleanest form of the resource available for our utilities. In any pharmaceutical setup, utilities contribute nearly 20% to the cost of the product. Inspite of not having any reduction in the energy bills from the installed CHP plant, we’re operating it as the plant has helped us reduce CO2 output equivalent to 4000 tons per year. The CHP plant powered by Jenbacher gas engine, as supplied and installed by Clarke Energy, has helped our company move a step closer towards achieving the objectives of our PlanetZ program, which emphasizes on use of renewable energy for a sustainable future”.
To celebrate World Cogeneration Day, Cogen Power Technologies salutes the hardworking Hospital Facilities Staff whose essential work behind the scenes keeps hospitals operating smoothly during the times of COVID-19. Along with helping a number of Hospitals in the Northeast to develop CHP solutions, Cogen Power Technologies owns and operates Burrstone Energy Center, a 4 megawatt cogeneration plant which powers a microgrid in Utica, New York that serves Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital as well as St. Luke’s Nursing Home and Utica College. Our plant allows the Hospital, Nursing Home, and College to enjoy the benefits of having cogeneration on their campus – clean, reliable power and resiliency – without having to operate the plant themselves, so their Facilities Team can focus on other critical services. To find out more about how Cogen Power Technologies works hard to maintain a healthy clean water environment and learn more about the Burrstone Energy Center, visit www.powerbycogen.com.
One of the leading textile conglomerates in Bangladesh, Badsha Textiles, believes in constant innovation to keep up with ever-changing industry requirements. With a focus on ensuring sustainable growth, and with the intent of reducing the energy costs, Badsha Textiles Limited turned to Clarke Energy to install a cogeneration plant at their facilities. The 8.49 MW natural gas-fired cogeneration plant is driven by six of INNIO’s Jenbacher JGS 420 gensets. In order to ensure yarn availability and production, Badsha Textiles developed a Covid 19 safety plan specific to the cogeneration operation to avoid coronavirus transmission. They involved their joint health and safety committees, and supervisors in identifying protocols for every person entering the factory premises under the principle ‘People before Product’. Team Badsha Textiles has been driven by what’s right – and they’ve done whatever it takes in preventing a significant disruption of Bangladesh textile and apparel industry supply chain during the pandemic; all through the lens of care and support for it’s employees. Clarke Energy applauds the efforts of Team Badsha Textiles Limited during these difficult times and highlights and honors these frontline workers on World Cogeneration Day..
The abrupt impacts we all faced during the COVID-19 crisis, have a major impact on business across all sectors. The Chinese government implemented a strict policy to control the Covid-19 outbreak, which made travelling to other location quite hard. But MAN Energy Solutions teams of service engineers was there to support our customer also during these harsh conditions and performed a MGT6000 core turbine replacement in very short time at our customer’s site. MAN Energy Solutions provides some of the world’s most modern industrial gas turbines. Decades of industrial experience and in-depth application knowledge have resulted in the evolution of our latest gas turbine generation. These best-in-class products combine the advantages of heavy-duty and aeroderivative turbines. Our gas turbine-based solutions have a modular design that is easy to maintain and adapt to current and future needs. They are extremely reliable and can reach efficiency levels of up 90% while keeping greenhouse gas emissions to a minimum. Our portfolio of modern, efficient industrial gas turbines in the 6 – 13 MW power range combines the advantages of heavy-duty and aeroderivate design – for an optimized cost-to-benefit ratio over the entire life cycle. To learn more about our CHP capabilities, please visit https://www.man-es.com/energy-storage/solutions/combined-heat-and-power
MAN Energy Solutions highlights and honors these frontline workers on World Cogeneration Day.
COGEN Europe applauds the World Cogeneration Day initiative. It is important to highlight the efforts of the global cogeneration community to keep electricity and heat flowing during the COVID-19 crisis. Europe has been badly hit by the coronavirus with our hospitals and elderly homes having to fight day by day to take the best care of patients. COGEN Europe is proud that its members made sure that health facilities were running on reliable power and heating. The cogeneration sector was on the frontline to assist doctors and nurses to contain this pandemic.
The COGEN Europe secretariat had to rethink its activities in order to continue its efforts in promoting the benefits of cogeneration vis-à-vis the EU and across Europe. For example, we switched from in-person meetings and events to virtual meeting rooms and webinars, as well as devise new and innovative online services. Our economies need sound recovery plans to overcome this crisis. Being efficient and cost-effective, cogeneration offers many opportunities for a strong and greener economic rebound. It is important for the global community that this message is heard. At COGEN Europe, we are happy and proud to share this message every day..
During the heat of summer, amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kinsley Energy Systems engineers and technicians worked together with Kingsbury Construction to rig and install a TEDOM Quanto800 CHP system at Vanguard Renewable’s new food and farm waste anaerobic digestion facility in Salisbury, Vermont. Due to the remote location of the farm and the high cost of running utility power to the site, the TEDOM CHP unit will be the prime source of power for the facility, with a Kohler emergency generator as a reliable backup. Additionally, waste heat from the CHP process will heat the digesters, maintaining the bacteria at ideal conditions for consuming waste material and producing methane. Remaining solids will be used on the farm as a locally-produced, low-phosphate organic fertilizer. The result will be a new sustainable source of energy and the elimination of tons of organic waste previously destined for landfills. The project will also enable food producers and consumers in Vermont to comply with Act 148, Vermont’s Universal Recycling law banning all food waste from landfills, effective in 2020. Kinsley Energy Systems would like to recognize the hard work and dedication of Kingsbury Construction for their professionalism and strict adherence to health and safety protocols in support of our TEDOM cogeneration system installation.
On this World Cogeneration Day, 2G is thrilled to have an opportunity to show our appreciation for the essential workers in our business who have traveled and worked tirelessly to keep our customers thriving over the past several months. From hospitals, grocery stores, hotels and farms to municipalities, our team of dedicated service personnel have gone above and beyond during the COVID crisis to be there for our customers who have needed us most to keep their systems running smoothly so that their customers are happy. Thank you to 2G essential workers across the globe who have continued to show drive and dedication in their work. We wouldn’t be who we are without our service team!
World Cogeneration Day is our chance to celebrate all the essential workers in our industry committed to servicing businesses so they can continue to operate and thrive. As a control systems contractor serving the cogeneration space, Thermo Systems is proud to support the first-ever World Cogeneration Day on September 4, 2020. We are thrilled to have a dedicated team of professionals that integrates, engineers, and maintains cogeneration projects throughout the United States and globally, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, even during these uncertain times.
Tedom celebrates the network of trained service partners across North America maintaining our CHP units, with special recognition to the maintenance of Woodstock Hospital in Ontario, Canada. The double stack 1MW containerized CHP with integrated SCR has been powering the hospital to offset energy cost and increase grid resilience. The CHP has a small footprint and capable of meeting the strictest emission limits with impressive operational average output of 962kWe in the last six months which is testament to sizing, building integration and the diligence of service partner to maintain and adjust the unit both remotely and in the field during the global pandemic.