Over the past 20 years, Stadtwerke Ingolstadt has developed from a classic energy supplier to an innovative energy service provider and offers a comprehensive range of services. They stand for innovation, regionality and sustainability. Instead of distant headquarters, Stadtwerke Ingolstadt takes care of its customers directly according to the principle of “better close by”.
Stadtwerke Energie GmbH Ingolstadt has been operating a biogas plant in Bergheim-Unterstall since 2011. It started with a 250 kW MAN engine and replaced it in 2014 with a 637 kW Jenbacher engine. Accordingly, another final storage facility was also built.
Approximately 20 farmers from the surrounding area supply maize, grass, silphia and cattle slurry. The silphia as bee pasture is used in the water protection area and contributes significantly to the acceptance of the biogas plant. The electricity generated is fed into the regional distribution grid of the grid operator Bayernwerk, while the heat generated is largely consumed at the biogas plant itself, for fermenter heating or a fermentation residue drying plant. In addition to generating electricity, the neighbouring primary school in the village is also supplied with heat. In addition, there is a photovoltaic system on the site.
A Jenbacher 312 engine with an output of 637 kW has been in operation since 2014. The spark plugs for this engine also come from Emission Partner. One is very pleased about a service life of over 14,000 hours. “We also greatly appreciate the organisation and procedure of the annual exhaust gas measurement and the supply of a high-quality catalytic converter at market prices here,” Mr Braun notes with satisfaction.
Jenbacher 312 engine (637 kW)