Reducing your carbon footprint and controlling air quality
Emissions regulations control the levels of greenhouse gases like CO2, and harmful pollutants like NOx that can be released into our atmosphere.
When diesel generators were predominantly used as an emergency backup power supply there was little concern about their associated emissions. Now that generators are being used to regularly manage crucial grid services, it is important to address their emissions levels, keeping them to an absolute minimum.
Aside from only using the most efficient and leading generators on the market, there are a few methods we can use to control your generator emissions:
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)
Our Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems will ensure your business meets current and future emissions legislation for NOx. SCR technology is one of the most cost-effective and fuel-efficient technologies available to help reduce diesel engine emissions.
The SCR technology can be incorporated into a new system or retrofitted to an existing system.
Natural gas can be used to power generators, providing a cost-effective and cleaner alternative fossil fuel. Natural gas produces lower CO2 emissions and lower NOx emissions.
The very latest technology in gas generators can now match the performance of diesel generators in terms of response, power and longevity. Furthermore, because a gas generator burns hotter than diesel, there is less potential for costly waste from unburned fuel.
Sizing and parallel systems
Correctly sizing your generator is important because an oversized generator inefficiently running at a fraction of its capacity results in greatly increased costs. In applications where more power is required, parallel configurations of smaller engines can be used to provide cumulative power. This enables load sharing and power management that can keep your emissions levels to a minimum, as well as improving on the reliability and scalability of a single large diesel generator.
Integration with hybrid grid solution
We can integrate your generator with a hybrid grid solution that utilises a combination of energy technologies to optimise your energy supply, minimise costs and reduce your carbon footprint. For example, a combined renewable energy generator (e.g. solar PV), battery and diesel or gas generator can be used to meet the energy requirements during periods of normal load and peak load.
This has the added advantage of enabling the use of a smaller generator, increasing its lifespan and improving the fuel efficiency.