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How to balance the grid with gensets while decreasing emissions

Late 2019, Climeon won its first order for power plants based on reciprocating engines, so called gensets, a growing business with large potential for waste heat recovery.

With solar and wind power expanding quickly, many countries are turning to power plants based on large engines to balance the power grid, for example when there is no wind, or at night. These power plants work as a sustainable baseload power in countries where geothermal heat power or hydro power can’t be used but they still want to move away from dirty power sources such as coal.

These are the type of power plants Climeon’s customers Energy Circle and CooperÖstlund are developing. The power plants are based on Natural Gas and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) reciprocating engines that will be delivering power to the national UK Electricity Grid.

Climeon’s modules recover the waste heat from the power plants which increases their efficiency and reduces CO2 emissions. Besides environmental benefits this also creates significant cost benefits for the power plant operators.

– The Heat Power modules are a great way to improve the efficiency of the engines and decrease the emissions. We look forward to continuing and extending our cooperation with Climeon, says Duncan McPherson, CEO of CooperÖstlund.

Want to know more about gensets and how we can recover the waste heat? Read more here.