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CHP set to power the 2012 Olympic Games in London

The CHP Information Center would like to bring your attention to the use of combined heat and power systems (cogeneration) during the Olympic games in London and their importance in supplying alternative energy for the sport facilities.

(PresseBox) (Rastatt / London, ) Two new energy centers are ready to supply 10 megawatts (MW) of efficient power, heating and cooling for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympics. Three of GE’s cogeneration units are powering the energy centers and generating electricity equivalent to the amount used by 24,000 average U.K. homes.

The energy center initiative is a cornerstone of London 2012’s plan to increase the use of alternative energy, water conservation and recycling to minimize the environmental impact of the Games. By using this technology, about 13,000 tons of CO2 savings can be achieved. This amount of greenhouse gas emission savings is equivalent to the annual CO2 emissions emitted by about 6,500 European Union (EU) passenger cars.
“Our energy centers powered by GE’s gas engines are not only crucial to the success of the London 2012 Olympic Games but also for the goal of establishing a more sustainable business and residential environment throughout the city long after the Games have ended,” said Simon Wright, director of infrastructure and utilities for the Olympic Delivery Authority.

These CHP projects in London illustrate how GE’s innovative distributed power solutions—which range in size from 100 kW to 100 MW—offer industries and communities around the world the ability to generate reliable and efficient on-site power with a variety of fuels to promote greater local energy security and reduced emissions.
Other key GE energy and water conservation technologies are supporting the sustainability goals of the Games. Charging stations also will be powering a fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) that will transport athletes and officials between venues. After the Games conclude, the Durastation units will become part of the city’s Source London public EV charging network.

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