Agriculture

The majority of agricultural and rural utilities in Russia experience a row f problems in establishing a reliable power supply for their infrastructure:

  • power shortage in regions,
  • unavailability of quality power infrastructure,
  • blackouts,
  • low efficiency of existing generating equipment,
  • deterioration of current CHP stations and utilities infrastructure,
  • absence of centralized heat supply in remote areas,
  • high power intensity of manufacturing process.

Implementation of microturbine systems as primary power source at agricultural facilities and communal infrastructure facilitates fuel efficiency, energy security, decreases energy intensity of manufacture and, as a result, prevents increase of heat and electricity prices for end users. Microturbines provide an efficient solution for the utilization of renewable energy source (biogas) for rural areas.
BPC's solutions based on gas turbines fully comply with the Russian regulations for energy efficiency of public utilities infrastructure.

Applications

Distributed microturbine power plant running on biogas

Distributed microturbine power plant running on biogas

  • Construction and renovation of mini power plants, transition to gas fuel or upgrade of boiler houses to mini CHP plants.
  • Renovation and upgrade of boiler houses and mini power plants at industrial facilities.
  • Energy intensity reduction of agricultural facilities through the utilization of renewable energy source (biogas) by gas turbines.
  • Heat and power supply of remote and isolated settlements, replacement of obsolete diesel power plants with reliable and efficient gas power stations.
  • Combined cooling, heating and power generation (cogeneration / trigeneration) for agricultural facilities and communal infrastructure: sports and recreational facilities, hospitals, schools, kindergartens, manufacturing enterprises and facilities for cultural and social services.
  • Power supply of new village communities located in off-grid areas.

Core Technology – Capstone Microturbines

Key Features:

  • Simple design facilitates fast and easy installation, long maintenance intervals, and on-site maintenance of microturbine systems that takes no more than 1 day.
  • One moving part – the rotor shaft – ensures high reliability of microturbines.
  • Patented air bearings eliminate the need in lubricating oil or coolants.
  • Low noise (up to 60dBA) and vibrations provide broad possibilities for the installation of distributed power plants based on microturbines: outdoors in a modular weatherproof housing, in a single construction works, in the main site's building, or on a rooftop.
  • Scheduled maintenance is carried out once a year (each 8 000 hours).
  • User-friendly remote control and monitoring system via GSM modem.
  • Load flexibility, ability to operate from 0% to 100% of power output without stops and wear and tear increase.
  • Fuel flexibility including fuels with variable composition and high H2S contents (up to 4-7%).

Types of fuel:

  • high and low pressure natural gas;
  • biogas;
  • associated gas;
  • liquid fuels (kerosene, diesel, biodiesel);
  • liquefied natural gas;
  • low-BTU gases.
Открытие мини-ТЭЦ в поселке Тыайа (Якутия)

Solemn commissioning of a
Capstone-based CHP plant in
Tyaya village (Yakutia)

  • Continuous operation of CHP plants based on microturbines in standalone mode or grid parallel mode
  • Overhaul life reaches 60 000 hours.
  • High CHP and CCHP efficiency – up to 92%.
  • Integrated protection and grid synchronization system.
  • One of the world's best environmental parameters. Greenhouse gas emissions of distributed CHP plants do not exceed 9 ppm.
  • Extensive operational experience in Russia – more than 1 300 units installed.