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Stadtwerke München to slash emissions with GE upgrade

Power Engineering Summary Munich-based power producer Stadtwerke München (SWM) has chosen GE’s 9EMax gas turbine upgrade solution to be deployed in its cogeneration plant Heizkraftwerk-Süd (HKW-Süd). The purpose of the upgrade is to reduce fuel costs, as well as increase power output by...


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MAN Energy CHP Plant expected to halve CO2 emissions

Kelvin Ross, Power Engineering International Summary A consortium of MAN Energy Solutions and general contractor MMEC Mannesmann is to build a combined heat and power plant which will boast the most powerful gas engines installed in Germany . The plant in Jena will be constructed for...


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Savosolar Wins a Tender for Solar District Heating Germany

Yahoo Finance Summary Savosolar has been selected as the preferred supplier for approximately 1,700 m² solar collector field and 200 m³ heat storage for the German city of Ettenheim, Southwest of Stuttgart. The value of the delivery is expected to be over 800,000 EUR. The delivery is expected...


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Germany could have 7.5 GW Power-to-gar capacity by 2030, say gas grid operations [GGP]

Clean Energy Wire Summary Renewables-based gases such as hydrogen and synthetic methane will be increasingly important for Germany’s to reach climate targets, say gas transmission grid operators (TSO) in press release. The country could have 1.5 gigawatt (GW) installed capacity of power-to-gas...


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Munich taps geothermal plants outside the city for district heating

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary The city utility of Munich in Bavaria/ Germany, Stadtwerke München (SWM), is working on expanding the three geothermal power plants in Sauerlach, Dürrnhaar and Kirchstockach, with the goal to provide thousands of households inside and outside the city...


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Largest Solar Heating System in Germany to be built

Press Release The biggest solar district heating system in Germany will begin construction shortly. Arcon-Sunmark is responsible for building the turnkey project on behalf of Stadtwerke Ludwigsburg-Kornwestheim. The solar heating system will be operational by the end of 2019. Preparation...

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German CHP Plant Modernized with Waukesha Engines

Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide Summary INNIO announced the successful commissioning of a modernized district heating plant with Waukesha VHP 9394GSI rich-burn gas engines with grid code certification supplied by its authorized channel partner for Waukesha gas engines, S&L Energie...

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German lignite plant set for $67m CHP overhaul

Kelvin Ross, Power Engineering International Summary A German power station running on lignite and gas is to go through a €60m ($67m) modernization to turn it into a combined heat and power plant. The Am Hohen Feld power station is operated by Stadtwerke Frankfurt (Oder) GmbH and...

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Munich utility finishes third well for geothermal district heating project

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary The city utility of Munich in Germany, SWM has successfully drilled the third of six wells for the planned geothermal heating plant at HKW South. Pumping tests to be started today, will show whether the yield and temperature of the thermal water...


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SaltX starts groundbreaking pilot plant tests in Berlin

Industry Europe Summary The energy storage company SaltX Technology has now started the operation of the large-scale pilot at Vattenfall's Reuter C facility in Berlin. SaltX Technology is a Swedish company that developed EnerStore, a globally patented groundbreaking nano technology whereby...