Planning and implementing power plants

Efficient energy generation with combined heat and power plants

Power plant construction

Combined heat and power (CHP) is the combined generation of electricity and heat. This technology has a firm place in industry. Almost a quarter of industrial electricity is generated by companies themselves using CHP. Fuels such as natural gas, residues from production and so-called substitute fuels (RDF) are used to generate steam. A back-pressure turbine with generator then converts the steam into electricity. Conventional power plants can only convert around 40 percent of the fuel used into electricity during this process. The rest is lost. In CHP plants that generate heat and electricity simultaneously, the situation is different: the steam is used to drive a turbine and also for use in industrial production. This is highly efficient and conserves resources. Especially for the paper industry, we at SCHUSTER engineering take over the planning of CHP power plants.