PowerBloc combined heat and power plants
Combined heat and power (CHP) plants take advantage of cogeneration to generate both electricity and usable heat. This takes place as close to the heat
consumer as possible. The result is a very high primary energy efficiency of up to 103%. By comparison, conventional power plants such as large-scale
gas-fired power plants only achieve a primary energy efficiency of 30 to 50% and lose the majority of the energy as waste heat. This waste heat is used in
the combined heat and power plant as heating energy to heat water, for instance, or as process heat for industrial operations. The electricity produced is
used in the plant's own building or fed into the public utility grid in return for remuneration to the energy supplier.
Whether using a combined heat and power plant to generate heat and power for one multi-family dwelling, an entire housing development, a commercial
building or an industrial process, Hoval offers solutions designed for exceptionally cost-effective operation with natural gas or biogas with 5–532 kW electrical
output and 18–687 kW thermal output.