With a grid that is becoming increasingly dominated by intermittent renewables, gas engines are now being called upon to offer flexibility and reliability in the brave new world of distributed generation.
Vericor Power Systems of Atlanta, Georgia and Manchester, UK-based ENER-G Group announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding at POWER-GEN Europe in Milan last week. The two companies will co-operate within the US market where Vericor will now offer ENER-G's Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems based on reciprocating engines.
Just north of the California border in scenic, southern Oregon sits a new 6 MW cogeneration facility. The plant was developed under a fast-track schedule and allowed timber product company SierraPine to gain independence from the utility grid and a reliable source of power.