E.ON to Supply Waste Heat to Grain LNG Terminal
by AFX News Limited
March 29, 2007
E.ON AG, the company that runs Powergen, has signed a deal to supply waste heat from its new 500 million stg, 1,275MW power station to National Grid PLC's Grain LNG terminal in Essex.
The agreement will use the excess heat from the power station to warm liquid
natural gas (LNG) used to supply the national gas system.
At present, National Grid uses natural gas as a fuel source to warm the LNG
at the importation terminal, but the new scheme will mean "waste" heat from E.ON
UK's power station is used instead, providing both environmental and efficiency
The station will be powered by three high-efficiency Alstom GT26 gas
turbines and will export up to 340MW of "waste" heat to National Grid's nearby
The CHP scheme, believed to be the first of its kind, will result in a
reduction of up to 350,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from the LNG
Terminal every year. An additional environmental benefit of the scheme will also
see a reduction in the amount of heat discharged to the River Medway.
The managing director of E.ON UK's Energy Wholesale business, Dr Tony
Cocker, said: "We're in a race to replace many UK power stations with new
schemes that are more efficient and cleaner than anything that has gone before."
Work will start at Grain in May this year, with commissioning expected late
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