3 older CHP units are currently in use on the KA Oberpfaffenhofen. Due to high operating hours and the new CHP Act a modernization of CHP units had to be assessed. The assessment also included the entire gas line.
Hence, the assessment included also storage, compressing, drying and purification of biogas.
In a preliminary study H2Office demonstrated the economic viability of the project.
For this a simulation study was conducted, comparing the measured daily energy production over the last 2 years with the energy production by new more energy efficient CHPs.
The simulation took also into account the existing gas storage, the required amounts of heat and electricity as well as different operating times and capacity utilisation for the CHP units.
Based on this study, the plant operator has decided to renew the CHPS and the gas system. H2Office is responsible for design, detailed engineering and construction supervision.
In meantime the call for tenders for the CHPs, plant construction and electrical engineering are concluded. In November, the first two modules will be put into operation.