GE And Clarke Energy To Supply Turnkey Chp Plant For Municipal Electricity Utility In Michigan – Oct 18, 2018 – Sebewaing, Michigan (Techreleased) – As phased decommissioning of coal plants and additional renewables integration into the grid have led to increased variability in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)’s wholesale electricity segment, GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) and Clarke Energy — GE’s authorized Channel Partner of Jenbacher* gas engines in Michigan — today announced that they will provide a turnkey combined heat and power (CHP) plant to municipal electricity utility Sebewaing Light & Water (SL&W).

The CHP plant, funded by a public bond, will augment SL&W’s existing power plant assets with GE’s high-efficiency, natural gas-fueled Jenbacher gas engines, allowing for lower electricity costs for residential, commercial and industrial customers in Sebewaing. Following completion of the project, Clarke Energy will provide a long-term comprehensive service agreement with associated availability guarantees.

Clarke Energy will provide a customized prefabricated and modular enclosure solution for the gensets along with turnkey project management, installation, integration and commissioning.

“Clarke Energy is committed to providing a high-quality solution designed to meet SL&W’s needs and to support the installation through the entire life of the project. Our turnkey design, combined with GE’s proven CHP technology, will help meet the customer’s load profiles throughout the year,”

Heat recovered from the cooling water circuits, lube oil circuit, intercooler and exhaust gases can provide up to 10.45 million British thermal units per hour in the form of low-temperature hot water at 224 degrees Fahrenheit. The hot water will be available to SL&W’s leading industrial customer.

GE’s Jenbacher gas engines have arrived in the U.S. from the company’s production facility in Jenbach, Austria. Clarke Energy’s prefabricated enclosure is being manufactured in Wisconsin, where the units will be mechanically and electrically installed prior to shipment to the site in the fourth quarter of 2018. The commissioning will then swiftly follow to ensure the site is operational in the first quarter of 2019.