Remote power generation can be a daunting undertaking for island states having to supply their own power. Energy efficiency is crucial in these situations and will be key for sustainable power.
ElectraTherm, in association with integration partner B:Power, has been awarded a contract by Pohnpei Utilities Corporation (PUC) for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) waste heat to power generation system at the Nanpohnmal Power Plant, Pohnpei Micronesia.
For this small island state, increasing energy efficiency is crucial for long term viability when it comes to remote power generation. When commissioned, the efficiency of the PUC’s power generation assets will be one of the best in the Pacific – reducing CO2 emissions along with producing an additional 1,700,000 kWh, or 1,700 MWh of clean energy annually.
The contract provides for the design and installation of a complete waste heat recovery and power generation system incorporating exhaust gas heat exchangers installed on existing diesel generators, three 6500B+ containerized heat to power ORC generators complete with high efficiency coolers along with a control system integrated with the Nanpohnmal Power Plant.
A key component of the contract is the requirement for the waste heat to power generation system to be both scalable and mobile allowing it to take advantage of the additional waste heat from new diesel generators to be installed as part of the Nanpohnmal Power Plant upgrade.
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About Pohnpei Utilities Corporation
Pohnpei Utilities Corporation is dedicated to providing efficient, reliable, accessible, and cost-effective utility services in order to improve and sustain the quality of life in Pohnpei.
About B:Power, a. s.
B:Power is a leading European based engineering company specializing in the full turnkey design and installation of ORC based power generation plants. The system design along with the installation and commissioning of this project will be undertaken by B:Power.
ElectraTherm by BITZER Group provides world-class waste heat recovery solutions by utilizing the Organic Rankine Cycle along with proprietary technologies to convert low-temperature heat into clean power. ElectraTherm’s simple and effective solutions generate clean electricity, boost efficiency, reduce energy costs, and decrease emissions – with no additional fuel consumption. Having shipped over 100 ORC units to over 13 countries clocking over 2,000,000 hours of operations, ElectraTherm is a global leader in small-scale waste heat recovery.
The combined advantage of ElectraTherm’s engineering along with the value of being supported by BITZER, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of refrigeration compressors which boasts close to 3,500 global employees and average annual sales approaching $1 billion, allows the ElectraTherm team to continue developing industry-leading ORC technology that is good for both business and the planet.
ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generator is a heat to power solution, converting waste heat into clean electricity and usable thermal. The Active Cooler serves as a net-zero cooling to power solution, using the same ORC process to provide self-powered cooling while generating electricity. Both of ElectraTherm’s solutions reduce emissions and energy costs while providing a baseload power / cooling supply. Taking advantage of waste heat is not only profitable, but practical. Allowing companies to benefit from a more circular economy while achieving sustainability goals.