Microturbine CHP Plant Provides Power to Ski Resort in Belarus
BPC Engineering commissioned an advanced CHP plant for Silichi Ski Resort located in the Minsk Region, Belarus. The plant generates heat and electricity for a restaurant, hotel complex and other facilities of the resort.
Within the framework of the project BPC Engineering performed equipment supply, installation supervision and commissioning. The new mini CHP plant runs in parallel with the utility grid that covers peak loads. The plant consists of a 65-kW microturbine unit with an integrated 115-kW heat recovery module providing highly efficient energy generation.
Since the ski resort imposes strict ecological requirements, the CHP plant is based on Capstone C65 microturbines that feature minimal impact on environment. Currently, they are among the best in the world in terms of emissions, noise and vibrations. What is more important, Capstone microturbine exhaust does not contain formaldehydes, and CO and NOx concentration does not exceed 9 ppm making installation of additional exhaust treatment equipment unnecessary. Besides that, the mini CHP plant features excellent operational parameters, high reliability, and serviceability. The operation is fully automated and does not require presence of service personnel. Maintenance will be performed by BPC Engineering personnel under the terms of service contract.
As of today, the mini CHP plant runs in automatic mode covering about 40%-60% of the resort needs in electricity. It is estimated that the implementation of the microturbine plant will help the resort save about $30000 annually.