Industrial CHP

Jenbacher* Cogeneration or CHP (Combined Heat and Power) solutions are designed to generate both heat and power for industrial applications, helping to decrease operational expenses and improve manufacturing processes.

Combined production of heat and power at the point of use is usually more efficient vs. separate production at electrical power plants and boiler houses. Jenbacher cogeneration solutions work with total efficiency up to 90% and more, maximizing benefits for your business.

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*Based on IEA ’16 electricity production figures for EU-28 and EIA ‘17 average power plant heat rate references

In fact, in addition to efficient electricity production, Jenbacher CHP systems convert the waste heat created during an engine’s operation into useful hot-water or steam, that generates total CHP plant efficiencies of more than 90%. This efficient and economical method of energy conversion achieves primary energy savings of roughly 40% by using a gas engine cogeneration system instead of separate power and heat generation equipment. Transportation and distribution losses also are reduced or eliminated as the decentralized energy supply is aligned where it is needed.

Why Onsite Cogeneration?

Jenbacher cogeneration solutions are used by our industrial customers across the globe, powering applications in a wide variety of segments, for example – automotive, chemical, pharma, plastics, metals and many more.

Jenbacher onsite cogeneration solutions can help industrial companies to achieve economic targets thanks to one or several of factors, such as:

  • Decrease of Energy-related OPEX compared to centralized energy sources, or
  • Launch/extend company's operations due to new power access in energy-deficit areas, or
  • Decrease a company’s carbon footprint, help customers to meet their environmental commitments, or
  • Minimize downtime thanks to improved quality of the electricity supply in regions with unstable grid infrastructure, any much more

Tailor-made solution for your company:

Type 4 B-Version Upgrade (INNIO)The basic structure of Jenbacher CHP systems includes a gas engine/gas generator unit and heat exchangers that use waste heat. A wide range of heat sources—from gas engine cooling water and oil to an air/fuel gas mixture and exhaust gas—is configured to give each individual customer the greatest possible benefit.

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Jenbacher CHP modules can be installed either inside buildings or packaged into ready-to-use containerized CHP solutions. Containerized cogeneration power plants allow our customers to reduce construction time and start using the benefits of onsite power generation quickly. Our cogeneration plant solutions deliver flexible power generation and a high degree of reliability and availability.


Whether your business is looking for onsite power solutions, access to electricity, decreased energy costs, or even to sell electricity back to your local grid/consumers, Jenbacher´s regional experts can advise you on which solution makes the most sense for you.

Get in touch for free consultation on the following:

  • The benefits of onsite power generation solutions for your company
  • Potential financial benefits using economic modeling
  • Consultation on the technical side of your project - fuel types, feasibility studies, equipment and balance of plant selection, and more
  • Regional incentive programs relevant to your business
  • Options to deliver your project: purchasing, financing and leasing, engaging a service provider (ESCO, BOO etc.)
  • How to meet emissions targets

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Exhaust heat from the engine can be converted into hot water, steam, and other types of process heat. If necessary, Jenbacher solutions can be efficiently integrated with your current energy equipment.

As an option, cogeneration solutions can be supplemented with a peak boiler system for bridging peak heat demand periods. The connection of a heat storage medium makes it possible to increase system operating time and efficiency.

Jenbacher onsite CHP solution can work in baseload, mid-merit and peak shaving regimes, and you can modify these regimes depending on your needs.

Cogeneration power plant electrical switch and control systems distribute electricity and manage the engine, while hydraulic equipment ensures heat distribution. Generated power can be used by a facility, and excesses of electricity can be fed into the public power grid.

Jenbacher solutions efficiently work in both island mode and parallel with the grid depending on your requirements.

Our gas engine cogeneration systems also are used for production of CO2 and trigeneration systems (combined generation of heat, power and cooling).

Features & Benefits

  • Cogeneration systems generate both heat and power.
  • INNIO’s cogeneration gas gensets are designed to maximize electrical and overall efficiency: yielding 48% electrical efficiency and total combined heat and power efficiency up to 90%.
  • Generally, 40% more energy is saved vs. separate power and heat generation equipment.
  • An approximate 18% boost in exhaust energy is available.
  • Cogeneration reduces or eliminates transportation and distribution losses.
  • Operating time and efficiency are increased further by adding a boiler system or other heat storage medium.
  • Full power is achieved within 10 minutes.
  • Generated power is used by an individual facility or fed into a public power grid.
  • Thermal energy can be used to generate heating water and steam production, as well as for various types of process heat.
  • Designs are lightweight, compact and modular.
  • Application is suitable for trigeneration systems.

Featured project

  • Owensboro 1
    United StatesNorth America

    Owensboro Grain Company (KY, USA)

    Combined heat and power facility helps grain processing company significantly reduce its dependence on utility power, slash power costs.


    Owensboro, Kentucky, USA





    Jenbacher equipment

    3 x Jenbacher J620 gas engines

    Fuel type

    Natural gas

    Power output

    9.9 MW



    Owensboro Grain Company (KY, USA)


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