E.ON Hanse Wärme’s combined heat and power plant in Stapelfeld, Germany has received a Jenbacher J920 gas engine, technology that will enable the plant to achieve peak value electric efficiency of around 48.7 per cent.

The German utility is investing about €6.8m ($9.1m) in the plant, which is expected to generate 9,500kW of energy for over 21,500 households the east of Hamburg.
GE and E.ON Hanse Wärme have developed a new CHP concept for the plant, which allows it to achieve a total efficiency of about 95% and generate over 80 million kwh of heat.

E.ON Hanse Group board member Udo Bottländer said: “Decentralized CHP plants play an integral role in the energy transition as they provide an efficient, decentralized way of generating energy.

“With the development of CHP and the implementation of such innovative projects, the E.ON Hanse group is putting an important component of the energy transition into practice in the Hamburg metropolitan region.”

E.ON Hanse Wärme, a subsidiary of E.ON Hanse, has about 200 CHP modules in Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and northern Lower Saxony.