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New cogeneration power plant to save energy for more than 1,000 households in Hungary

The Hungarian Energy and Public Regulatory Authority (HEA) granted Greenergy-Power a license for a small gas-fired cogeneration power plant in the Hungarian city of Kiskunfélegyháza to reduce energy use and air pollution.

Greenergy operates small gas-fired cogeneration power plants with a capacity of more than 47 megawatts (MW) operating at 22 sites in Hungary. The small-scale combined heat and power plants included in the company’s portfolio mainly produce heat near public institutions, hospitals and district heating plants, which is delivered directly to consumers.

As HEA says, the main benefit of the cogeneration system, set up at the Petőfi Heating Plant site in Kiskunfélegyháza, is that the production uses much less primary energy compared to separately produced electricity and heat.

The natural gas-fired cogeneration power plant is planned to generate approximately 2,449 megawatts-hour (MWh) of electricity and 8,034 gigajoules (GJ) of thermal energy per year.

The gas-fired power plant covers the electricity demand of more than 1,000 households, as well as the heating and domestic hot water demand of about 330 users.

By using an environmentally friendly system, it will be possible to save large amounts of natural gas every year to generate the same amount of energy.

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