Jenbacher cogeneration technology has been installed on the rooftop of the new office tower for Deutsche Börse Group in Eschborn, near Frankfurt, Germany, providing one of the world’s leading exchange organizations with a secure and efficient supply of energy.

For the new rooftop CHP project, GE supplied project developer Wilhelm Theis with two JMS 412 Jenbacher cogeneration modules. In warmer months, hot water from the cooling circuit of the two cogeneration plants will serve as drive energy for two absorption chiller devices. During cold seasons, this thermal power will be utilized to meet the building’s heating requirements.

The 1.6 MWe plant will be fuelled by natural gas and surplus electricity will be sent to the regional grid to increase energy reliability for the Frankfurt area.

‘The Deutsche Börse’s new rooftop CHP plant reflects the increased use of cogeneration technology to improve local energy reliability and reduce emissions for a growing variety of projects around the world,’ said Prady Iyyanki, CEO of GE Power and Water’s gas engines division.

The cogeneration plant is scheduled to begin commercial operation in the summer of 2010.