In the last 10 years, the price of decentralized energy generation systems has dropped by 75%, making them more efficient, reliable and, most importantly, ready for industrial-scale applications.
The effective utilization of energy contained in fuel using combined heat and power generation and the reliability of such plants make them particularly attractive. The variety of technologies available on the market makes it possible to use a wide range of fuels and to implement a variety of concepts with freedom to select the proportions of thermal or electrical energy. As a result, decentralized energy generation units can fully meet the requirements of most industrial energy consumers, both in terms of quality and quantity.
The most commonly used solutions for decentralized energy generation are combined heat and power (CHP) units, steam turbines and gas turbines (GUD) in combination with a waste heat boiler.
The energy supply from CHP plants is especially versatile and cost-effective. These can be adapted to different fuels such as natural gas, biogas, etc. and can be used economically in a range between 100 kilowatts and 10 megawatts. They are therefore not only ideal for industrial applications, but are also a frequently used technology for district heating suppliers, municipalities and large properties.