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Siemens wins key renewable energy project in China

China's Five-Year Plan for Renewable Energy Development seeks to develop decentralised energy systems and Siemens has been awarded key project in Guangdong Province

  • 15 January 2014
  • William Brittlebank

Siemens Energy has won the first decentralised energy demonstration project in Guangdong Province, China and will provide two SGT-400 gas turbines units for Guangzhou Aotou Decentralized Energy Station.

The latest edition of China's Five-Year Plan for Renewable Energy Development put significant focus on developing decentralised energy systems, especially fueled by natural gas. By 2015, around 1000 decentralised energy system projects and around ten natural gas decentralised energy demonstration zones are planned to be built.

The customer is Guangzhou Electric Development Group (GDG). The Decentralized Energy Station will not only provide power supply for Aotou Industrial Zone, but also supply industrial steam and cooling to enterprises in the industrial zone. By means of combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP), the SGT-400 gas turbines will support the customers to maximizing its energy efficiency and profitability.

A decentralised energy system is one of the most efficient energy production methods to utilise natural gas. Converting natural gas into electricity power and cool or heat at the same time, usually in the form of steam and hot water, the CCHP have a fuel efficiency of more than 80 per cent and simultaneously minimise nitrogen oxide emissions.

Siemens gas turbines and the associated service are part of Siemens' Environmental Portfolio. Around 43 per cent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. That makes Siemens one of the world's leading providers of eco-friendly technology.