MMR Power Solutions – Cogeneration System
About the Company:
MMR Power Solutions develops onsite power generation strategies for clients seeking enhanced efficiency and cost savings.
MMR Power Solutions develops, owns, and operates onsite energy facilities using cogeneration, solar, and/or energy storage to meet the energy needs of large commercial and industrial customers cost-effectively and reliably.
Specializing in distributed generation energy services, MMR Power Solutions can improve electrical service reliability, reduce electrical costs, and maximize thermal energy efficiencies by developing and designing a system ideally suited for your facility’s needs.
About the Solution:
Cogeneration, or CHP, is the simultaneous production of electric and thermal energy from a single fuel source. CHP can provide thermal energy in the form of steam, hot water, chilled water or space heating. There are different CHP options to properly serve the electric and thermal load profile of the customer. The simultaneous production of two forms of energy allows for more efficient fuel usage in the 60 to 80 percent range compared to 40 to 50 percent for conventional power generation cycles. Additionally, since CHP plants are located close to the customer’s loads, they incur no transmission line outages or transmission losses which further reduce fuel efficiency.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
Anaerobic Digester Associated Technology:
NOTE: There are several technology types that are used as part of an integrated manure management system that includes an anaerobic digester and are not applicable to manure management in other cases. The impact of these technologies on the critical indicators are represented as those of an entire anaerobic digester system.
- Long usable life and can be run reliably
- Creates energy and generates environmental credits
- Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
- Requires other technologies for energy utilization
- Requires other technologies for digestate handling
- Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
- Proven technology for odor control, GHG reduction and pathogen reduction
MMR Power Solutions has recently been added to the Newtrient catalog. Newtrient will continue to work with MMR Power Solutions to further refine the cost and performance information on their solution. Newtrient will update this entry as more information becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come online.
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY