A highly efficient hybrid power plant in Berlin

GE is putting a new, highly efficient hybrid power plant into operation in Berlin. With this pioneering concept, which offers scalable capacity, GE and its project partners Kofler Energies and Belectric are breaking new ground in the area of innovative, decentralised energy supply. This pilot project demonstrates how conventional and renewable energy generation and consumption can be synchronised to meet demands. The power plant comprises a 600 kW solar PV plant combined with 400 kW flexible Jenbacher CHP technology, an innovative battery solution and a smart energy management system.

The new hybrid power plant, which was developed by Kofler Energies and GE’s German engineering unit BLS Energieplan, combines PV with flexible Jenbacher CHP technology and an innovative battery solution. Thanks to a smart energy management system and comprehensive operational oversight, the power output can be controlled to meet demands as efficiently as possible.

The power plant will not only supply power and heat to the GE Power Conversion production site in Marienfelde, Germany, but will also feed power into the grid. The system is based on a scalable business model that also can be adapted for larger units. Read more…

Article published in: FuturENERGY May 2015