E.ON lays foundation for substantial carbon reductions at BMW plants


December 8, 2015 – E.ON Connecting Energies (ECT), an E.ON subsidiary specializing in integrated energy solutions, will install high-efficiency combined-heat-and-power (CHP) units at BMW plants in Dingolfing and Regensburg, Germany. The cogeneration of electricity and heat will reduce the plants’ aggregate carbon emissions by about 10,000 tons per year.

At the Dingolfing plant ECT will install two new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) units that can operate with return flow temperatures of up to 100 degrees Celsius. The solution is tailored to the plant’s specific needs and will require only minor modifications to its hot-water system. The unit will be installed while the plant continues to operate.

Four CHP units are already in operation at the Regensburg plant. ECT will install another, identical unit, which will increase the plant’s proportion of on-site generated power. This installation will also take place without affecting the plant’s operations.

Robert Hienz, CEO E.ON Connecting Energies: “The project shows the importance of taking into account the specific situation at the client’s site. I am pleased that we were able to find on-site generation solutions for BMW that are not only highly efficient, but also tailor-made for the respective plant.”

E.ON Connecting Energies is a member of E.ON Group that specializes in integrated energy solutions for industrial, commercial and public-sector customers. The company designs, finances, installs and operates systems and equipment that deliver lasting reductions in energy consumption and CO2 emissions as well as life-time cost savings.

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