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INNIO Sustainability
Report 2021

Cogeneration / CHP

Combined heat and power solutions.

Cogeneration or combined heat and power solutions from Jenbacher are designed to generate both heat and power increasing overall power plant efficiency up to 90% and even more.

Cogeneration systems produce dependable electricity, heat and/or cooling from a single energy source while reducing fuel input by approximately 30% compared to the separate generation of electricity and thermal energy. Add in the fact that building energy systems at or near the point of use helps alleviate supply and distribution losses while providing a high degree of supply security and grid independency.

  • Your Challenge

    You are under pressure. Your processes require significant electrical and thermal energy, but you face rising energy costs and a more vulnerable grid, driven by globally growing power demand. At the same time, environmental mandates to save energy and reduce emissions are more important than ever, and you are increasingly evaluated by the carbon footprint of your produced goods.

  • Industry Trends

    Electricity often is procured from the public grid or from an energy provider. Thermal energy is converted from other energy sources at production facilities or procured from utilities. One way to address the current challenges and increase energy supply security is to contract with the public energy provider in combination with a backup power installation. Another trend in the industrial and consumer world is to use decentralized onsite power generation equipment to obtain higher supply security and grid independence. One of the most efficient ways to do so is with combined heat and power (CHP) as well as combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) plants.

  • Our Approach

    Jenbacher offers flexible and innovative Jenbacher CHP (cogeneration) and CCHP (trigeneration) power plant solutions. With a wealth of experience, Jenbacher is among the global technology leaders when it comes to engine-based power generation and waste heat recovery solutions.

    In addition to providing power for your local site, CHP also can be used to export generated electricity to the public grid, opening up additional value streams for you while supporting the local grid as needed. Similarly, you can use the generated thermal energy to satisfy your onsite thermal loads by creating hot water, hot air, steam or process heat. Thermal energy also can be stored for later or used for trigeneration to meet your air conditioning or refrigeration demands.

    Jenbacher Cogeneration CHP Technical Scheme No2 - EN

The Jenbacher solution

Tailored to your specific industrial operation.

A Jenbacher cogeneration plant consists of the power generation unit with an engine and a generator along with heat exchangers to take advantage of the heat resulting from the combustion process. The energy systems use all related heat sources such as the engine cooling water, lubricating oil, the air/fuel gas mixture and the exhaust gas. Water temperature levels of 100°C and more can be achieved, making Jenbacher CHP and CCHP solutions highly flexible.

Jenbacher Cogeneration CHP Technical Scheme - EN

Your benefits

Solutions Benefis Graphic

  • Lower your energy costs and emissions
    With up to 95% total efficiency, CHP solutions can reduce your energy consumption and CO2 emissions by more than 30% compared to the separate generation of an equivalent amount of power and heat.
  • Operate economically
    CHP combined with heat storage allows you to operate your asset flexibly and optimize energy cost savings.
  • Increase resilience
    During natural or manmade disasters, CHP systems can support your critical facility operations or stem potential losses sustained by your facility when the local or regional electric grid fails.
  • Make a sustainable investment
    While many CHP systems run on pipeline gas, Jenbacher products can harness a wide variety of renewable and special customer generated gases
  • Open up the opportunity of CO2-free operation
    Today’s Jenbacher engines with our Ready for H2 option can use up to 20% (vol) of H2 blended into the gas pipeline.

Featured Projects

  • HESLERHOF image
    GermanyEEA and Switzerland

    Heslerhof (GER)

    with Jenbacher cogeneration technology



    Installed units

     1 x J420

    Electrical power

     1,562 kW

    Thermal output

     1,760 kW

    Total efficiency


    Buffer storage system

    1,000 m³





    Heslerhof (GER)

  • J920 Rom
    ItalyEEA and Switzerland

    Acea Produzione SpA (ITA)

    J920 FleXtra gas engines deliver enhanced flexibility, greater efficiency, and lower emissions

    Electrical output

      ~120 MW

    Thermal output

    ~70 MW

    Start time

    ~120 minutes

    Acea Produzione SpA (ITA)


  • Milchwerke Oberfranken image
    GermanyEEA and Switzerland

    Milchwerke Oberfranken (GER)

    for the dairy sector


    Wiesenfeld, Germany

    Installed units

     1 x J612

    Electrical power

     2 MW

    Thermal power

     1.8 MW

    Total efficiency


    Emissions reductions

    5,000 tons of CO2 annually


    Natural gas



    Milchwerke Oberfranken (GER)

Experience our webinar to learn more about Jenbacher's CHP solutions

Jenbacher North American team invites you to review the recording of our recent webinar, to learn how Jenbacher can help you develop your power plant projects, including equipment design and performance, using hydrogen and much more!

In the webinar, you will learn more about:

    • Overview of an independent power plant and its components

    • Jenbacher’s highly efficient type 6 genset

    • Our hydrogen power generation solutions

    • How proven equipment design improves performance

    • Power generation solutions with quick delivery and easy installation

The information provided is relevant for the North American market. Please reach out to our experts to discuss your project.

Get access to the recording



Download our CHP/cogeneration brochure for more detailed information.


Our experts are ready to help you!

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INNIO’s regional experts can help you figure out the Jenbacher solution that best meets your needs. With a free consultation, you can:

  • Explore the advantages of onsite power generation solutions for your company
  • Discover how to use economic modeling for added financial benefit
  • Get answers on the technical aspects of your project—including fuel types, feasibility studies, and equipment and balance of plant selection
  • Learn how to take advantage of regional incentive programs
  • Review the delivery options for your project: purchasing, financing, leasing, and engaging a service provider, such as ESCO or BOO
  • Find out how to meet emissions targets

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Whether your business is looking for onsite power solutions, access to electricity, decreased energy costs, or even to sell electricity back to your local grid/consumers, Jenbacher regional experts can advise you on which solution makes the most sense for you.


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