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On-Site Power Generation

Highly efficient local energy production.

Onsite power generation with Jenbacher gas engines can provide you with highly efficient local energy production. Using an onsite energy supply, you can decrease your company’s operating expenses (OPEX), improve the reliability of your power supply, reduce carbon footprint and gain fast access to power when you need it.

Jenbacher engines deliver a power output range from 249 kW up to 10 MW per unit using natural gas and other gaseous fuels. More than 25,000 Jenbacher engines have delivered efficient onsite power to our customers in 100-plus countries.

Why consider onsite power generation?

  • You may be facing costly heat and electricity rates and need to cut expenses. The fee to connect to external energy sources can be significant.
  • You need greater stability. Your energy supply is unstable and you run the risk of unplanned outages.
  • You need to expand. Your company wants to grow, but support from your energy source is not dependable. You need faster, more flexible and reliable power.

Benefits of onsite power generation


  • Multiple ways to increase your OPEX

    The cost of electricity and heat is an integral part of a company's product and service expenses but generating energy at the point of its use can be more cost-effective than buying energy from centralized sources. In fact, Jenbacher´s onsite energy solutions could decrease your energy-related expenses up to 40% or more.

    If needed, you can also convert heat produced by our engines into hot water or steam for industrial needs. Or, that same heat can be converted to cold for air conditioning and refrigeration. You can even extract clean CO2 from exhaust gases.

    In addition, excess energy can potentially be sold back to the grid or to third-party companies, bringing additional OPEX savings to your business.

    The cost of energy produced using Jenbacher’s onsite power generation solutions depends on several variables, particularly the cost of gaseous fuel. Our experts are ready to calculate the possible cost of energy for your company, as well as develop economic models of your potential project. Reach out to our experts to learn more.

  • Improve power supply reliability

    Growing energy demand coupled with natural disasters and intermittent renewables continues to challenge grid operations across the globe and decrease utility reliability.

    Onsite power generation solutions based on Jenbacher gas engines have high reliability and availability levels. Such power plants can efficiently work in “island mode” providing power to the facility when the grid is down. When the grid is available, our engines can operate in parallel with it, reducing the amount of power that needs to be purchased, lowering costs.

  • Reduce emissions

    Modern gas engine power plants have a smaller carbon footprint than coal or oil-fired power plants (diesel, HFO, etc.). Jenbacher gas engines can be equipped with efficient catalysts for significant emissions reduction of NОx and СО2, for instance.

    Our power plants can also run on waste gases (including biogas and sewage, landfill and furnace gas). Jenbacher´s technology converts waste gases into energy, and greenhouse gas emissions can be significantly reduced.

    And then there’s hydrogen. Our company is ready to supply engines that run on a gas-H2 mix or even on 100% hydrogen. Power plants working on pure H2 can tremendously decrease their carbon footprint. Consult with our experts to learn more.

  • Power solution flexibility

    Onsite energy solutions allow your company to increase power output gradually by supplying additional power units (containerized or installed inside your building) in line with your operations’ expansion plans, splitting capital expenditures over time.

    Also, Jenbacher’s containerized solutions allow you to simplify the installation, speeding up the start of operations.

  • Use your company's waste to supply its power

    Your manufacturing process may result in waste gas production that can be converted into energy by Jenbacher engines. In addition to simply decreasing waste, you can lower your energy-related OPEX and meet emissions targets.


    Industry Waste that can be converted to energy
    Food & beverage Biogas / Sewage gas
    Metal, Chemical Furnace or synthetic gases
    Mining Coal bed methane
    Oil and Gas Associated petroleum gas, Syngases
    Landfill Landfill Gas
    Wastewater Treatment Plant Sewage Gas
  • Fast access to power

    Onsite power generation is especially important if your company needs quick access to energy.

    Third-party energy suppliers, like Utility companies, may not be able to provide additional power capacity. If they do, obtaining access to energy can mean serious infrastructure investments, or may take a significant amount of time.

    On the other hand, Jenbacher gas engine power plants can be commissioned in eight to 16 months (time to Commercial Operation Date). Time to COD may be even shorter if units are in stock.

The complex task of implementing onsite power generation usually is delegated to companies with solid technical expertise that can deliver a turnkey project. Our portion of your project’s scope can be as simple as supplying and commissioning your power generation equipment or as complex as a turnkey solution, including such steps as energy audits, engineering, construction, commissioning, and long-term service support. Jenbacher and our partners are ready to help you with all of the steps necessary to realize your project.

Several options are available to help you deliver your project, including purchasing, financing, and leasing options as well as engaging a service provider (ESCO, BOO etc.):

  • Purchasing
  • Credit, Leasing

Onsite power generation projects can be delivered with your own funds or by using external financing:

  • Using your own funds usually allows you to maximize the project’s economic effect. Clients often use credit or lease the equipment.
  • Another option is to engage 3rd party partners, providing an energy service type of contract. This allows you to significantly decrease both capital expenses and technological risks. As a result, your behind-the-meter power plant may be constructed using the 3rd party partner´s funds and resources, and your company will benefit from lowered energy tariffs.

Jenbacher's partners are ready to offer financing and energy service options to our customers. Our experts can advise you on whether these options are applicable for your project.

Depending on your country, region, industry and other factors, various public and private programs such as subsidies or “green” tariffs may be available for your company. Want to know more? Get in touch today!

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.

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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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