Published: 7 December 2020

The Energy Revolution™ lands at airport hotel

The Gatwick Airport Holiday Inn receives delivery of their G-GEN™ Plus CHP’s.

The busy airport hotel began their energy revolution journey with the delivery of two 50kW plus CHP engines and a bespoke GRP housing to protect and secure the plant equipment.

These energy revolution combined heat and power engines will use mains gas to generate electricity, replacing the hotels’ baseload that would otherwise have come from the mains grid. Additionally, the heat produced by the CHP engine (a by-product of the generation process) will feed directly into the Hotel’s LTHW system.

Up to 65% of all mains power is lost during transportation. When power is generated on-site through a G-GEN™ CHP engine this waste is immediately eradicated, making the engine more efficient than mains power before the benefit of the heat. Furthermore, when combined with a biomethane gas supply, then the humble G-GEN™ CHP becomes one of the most efficient, and environmentally friendly sources of heat and power available, next to solar. However, taking into account output vs size and cost, then G-GEN™ CHP’s probably take the top spot.