Combined heat and power systems on and off grid
Energy quality and quality of life are closely interrelated. Particularly, residential power supply quality, reliability and rates play a key role. Combined heat and power (CHP) from gas gensets, possibly extended to a CHP microgrid solution with components such as battery energy storage systems (BESS), can enable substantial cost savings and increased sustainability.
mtu CHP and microgrid solutions do just that by ensuring the highly reliable and efficient supply of local power and heat, both on and off the grid, without the need for significant grid infrastructure investment or integration of renewable energy sources. Our diesel gensets excel at providing both prime and standby power.
mtu CHP plants for residential utilities
How to ensure CHP grid stability and make the most of renewable sources
Microgrids are ideal for areas where public grids are not available or cannot be upgraded quickly enough to meet growing power needs. mtu microgrid and other solutions maximize grid stability and clients’ green footprint through:
Voltage and frequency regulation
Smart battery energy storage systems (BESS) such as mtu EnergyPacks can greatly enhance residential power quality – for example, by providing grid services typically supplied by conventional power plants like voltage and frequency regulation.
Grid limitation management
The ability of BESS to reduce load peaks both during demand and generation also helps to defer the need for costly grid reinforcements – for example, in environments with limitations for the feed-in power of residential photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Arbitrage (energy trading)
The use of renewable energy sources enables BESS to optimize arbitrage (or energy trading) profits. They flexibly shift energy between tariff hours, storing it when prices are low and selling it when they are high.
Integration of renewable energy sources
Our microgrid solutions can be combined with a PV or wind power plant to enable quick compensation for short and medium-term fluctuations onsite. In essence, they turn variable renewable energy sources into reliable feeders.
CHP plants: How to use limited and valuable resources with optimal efficiency
Distributed energy supply solutions like our combined heat and power (CHP) systems are highly reliable and efficient, making them ideal for supplying residential complexes with power and heat. By using the waste heat with an absorption chiller, they even provide air conditioning. Powered by natural gas, they offer an extremely cost-effective, eco-friendly, compact and easy maintenance alternative to boiler-only plants.
How CHP systems ensure
power availability 24/7
In the event of a sudden power loss, mtu diesel gensets become real lifesavers, returning power to full load within a few seconds. Whether for prime or standby power, they deliver 24/7 for diverse power needs and transient loads – for large residential complexes and many other sensitive applications.