November 7, 2008

Hera Forli-Cesena Selects GE Energy Gas Engine for Cogeneration Plant

Multi-utility company Hera Forli-Cesena has selected GE Energy's Jenbacher gas engine technology for its newest cogeneration plant. The plant will utilize sewage gas to generate electricity and thermal power at a wastewater treatment facility in the northern city of Forli in Italy.

The project is designed to help reduce the treatment facility's energy costs by utilizing an available renewable energy source in support of Italy's energy and environmental priorities.

As a result, the project is eligible to participate in Italy's Certificati Verdi (green certificate) trading system, which supports the production of renewable energy.

The new Forli cogeneration plant features one of GE Energy's Jenbacher JMS 208 GS-L.L engines, which will use sewage gas to generate an output of 330kWe and 400kWth to support the wastewater treatment plant's operations.