Rolls-Royce joins with Getec to install decentralised energy systems

Rolls-Royce and Getec, the German decentralised heat, power and cold contracting and energy services company, have signed a cooperation agreement. The aim is to supply and operate decentralised energy systems such as CHP plants and on and off-grid microgrid solutions, as well as other energy-related services. The partners will also jointly develop new solutions for  supply of energy to industrial companies and the property sector.

Companies within the Getec Group offer energy-related services from concept and financing to  construction, operation and servicing. Rolls-Royce’s  MTU Onsite Energy brand includes plants for the generation of emergency standby and continuous power, CHP plants and microgrids. These include diesel and gas gensets, control systems and battery containers.

The partners recently installed a new microgrid for  automotive components supplier Winkelmann in Ahlen. It included six CHP modules, an instrumentation and control system, two flywheel storage systems and a battery storage system.  The system offers 9MW of electrical power and 10 MW of thermal output and manages production-related load variations of up to 1.5MW over a few seconds,  This has enabled Winkelmann  to disconnect itself completely from the public grid and operate its own efficient energy system.