Residential complexes and Housing and Communal Services (HCS)

Owning a mini-CHP in a housing estate is an opportunity to be independent of district heating, to save on energy and even to earn money.

The construction of an in-house CHP plant solves energy problems for housing estates or small districts and provides an alternative and solution in cases of difficulties in connecting to centralised distribution networks.

The main advantage of cogeneration mini-CHPs over conventional boilers is the ability to use the fuel burned more efficiently. Hot water and heating is covered by the CHP unit’s thermal capacity. The electricity generated meets the own needs and the surplus, if necessary, can be exported to the grid at an approved tariff.

How does it work

An existing boiler house can also be converted into a mini-CHP. The advantage of this format is the use of existing resources – land, boiler house building, natural gas heating networks – while ensuring maximum efficiency.

The mini-CHPs based on JENBACHER gas engines are installed close to the consumers. Consumers can be schools, hospitals, hotels, residential buildings, business centres, sports facilities and other public or commercial buildings. The close proximity and state-of-the-art installations help to eliminate energy losses during distribution, which are often inherent in centralised power supply systems.

Benefits and special features

  • Source of income. Creation of a permanent source of income through the sale of heat and electricity to consumers. Investing in its own infrastructure rather than in the structure of the grid companies.

  • Quick payback. The cost of energy from an in-house mini-CHP is 40 to 60 % lower than the tariffs, allowing the plant to pay for itself in 2 to 4 years, depending on the parameters and operating conditions.

  • Competitive advantage. Increase the attractiveness of the meters being sold through reliability and autonomy of energy supply while reducing the cost of paying for electricity and heat.

  • Reliable and easy to operate. High reliability, reduced power supply failures Repair unit on site, low operating costs and small size, i.e. low investment costs, possibility of clustering (parallel operation of several units).

  • High efficiency. High electrical efficiency, high fuel efficiency, reduced costs due to self-generated electricity and heat, high adaptability to load changes.

  • Ergonomics and mobility. Possibility of execution in an all-weather, noise-protective modular-type casing for placement on the territory or in an open version for installation in a building. Environmentally friendly versions of the equipment allow JENBACHER to be used in countries with the most stringent environmental requirements.

  • Energy independence and energy efficiency. Complete independence from the regional power grid, and therefore from tariff increases. No construction costs for supply and distribution networks. The CHP plant is built close to the facilities. There are low investment costs and the ability to regulate capacity.

KTS Engineering offers solutions for the energy efficiency of individual residential buildings and entire neighbourhoods, commercial buildings, administrative and public buildings, including stadiums, hospitals, parks and educational facilities.

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