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In the world of industrial manufacturing, energy efficiency and reliability are paramount.

Also known as cogeneration, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems are widely used across multiple industrial applications globally. These systems, often powered by industrial natural gas generators, are designed to simultaneously produce electricity and useful heat from the same energy source, such as natural gas. This offers a highly efficient approach to industrial power generation, making natural gas generators for industrial use a popular choice.

Industrial Power Generation CHP Systems

Industrial power generation using CHP systems offers several advantages:

  • By generating electricity and heat simultaneously, these systems can achieve energy efficiency levels of up to 90%, significantly higher compared to the separate generation of an equivalent amount of power and heat. This not only reduces energy costs but also minimizes the environmental impact by reducing CO2 and other emissions.
  • CHP systems provide a reliable and stable industrial power supply, which is crucial for maintaining the continuous operation of manufacturing processes. In the event of a power outage, these systems can continue providing power, ensuring minimal disruption to the industrial operations.
  • The heat produced by CHP systems can be used for various industrial processes in the form of hot water for heating, steam for industrial processes, or can be used for cooling in absorption chillers. This enhances the system's efficiency further and can lead to additional cost savings.

Jenbacher Cogeneration CHP Technical Scheme - EN

Role of Industrial Generators in CHP Systems

Industrial size generators, specifically those designed for CHP applications, are at the heart of these systems. These generators can convert fuel into electricity, while also capturing and utilizing the heat that is typically wasted in conventional power generation. This dual-purpose functionality makes CHP systems a highly efficient and sustainable solution for industrial power supply.

Industrial power generators used in CHP systems can run on a variety of fuels such as biogas, landfill gas, sewage gas, hydrogen, but natural gas generators for industrial use are particularly popular due to their efficiency and lower emissions. These engines, designed to run on natural gas, offer a multitude of benefits. They are known for their reliability, lower emissions compared to traditional fossil fuel engines, and their ability to provide a consistent power supply, making them an ideal choice for industrial CHP plants.

Check how PepsiCo in Mississauga, Ontario, is using heat and power produced by INNIO Group's Jenbacher gas engines to make some of the world's most popular beverages, including Pepsi and Gatorade.

Benefits of CHP for Industrial Companies

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  • Enhanced Energy Supply Efficiency
    By using Jenbacher CHP systems, many companies achieve up to 48% electrical efficiency and as high as 90% of total (heat and power) efficiency.
  • Reduced Environmental Impact
    Efficient CHP solutions used onsite can reduce your company’s energy consumption (fuel) and CO2 emissions by more than 30% compared to the separate generation of an equivalent amount of power and heat.
  • Improved Operational Reliability
    CHP systems can operate in parallel with, or isolated from the grid, providing a reliable source of energy even during power outages, which is crucial for industries with continuous processes.
  • Increased Flexibility
    Enjoy quick installation with a Jenbacher containerized, ready-to-use industrial CHP power plant.
  • Long-term Cost Savings
    By generating heat and power simultaneously, industrial companies can significantly reduce their energy costs.

In conclusion, the adoption of CHP systems can provide manufacturers and industrial companies with a sustainable, reliable, and cost-effective solution for their power generation needs.

Selected Case Studies

CHP Solutions

Jenbacher cogeneration (CHP) solutions are designed to generate both heat and power increasing overall power plant efficiency up to 90% and even more.


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  • Explore the advantages of onsite power generation solutions for your company
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    CHP for Commercial Industries

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    CHP Brochure

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