Although the development of CHP projects has practically stopped in Spain, it is still possible in some cases to install engines which can be fine-tuned, both in terms of costs and energy efficiency, to make the most of the energy consumed. This is the case study explained in the article, about the substitution of two gas engines, for a new, more modern and efficient engine, at Santiago Hospital in Vitoria. The renovation project was carried out by Giroa, which contracted the supply of the new generator with MWM.
Santiago Hospital in the city of Vitoria has been using CHP for years as part of its energy management. The old CHP installation had two Caterpillar 3516 engines in tandem, that is, connected to just one generator and producing between them up to 2,190 kW of electricity.
Once the life cycle of these engines is over, it was time to think about how to substitute them and modernise the facility.
Article published in: FuturENERGY November 2013