Without investing: Long-lasting heat at a fixed price rising energy prices, uncertain future? However, the North methane GmbH uses a Warmecontracting model and offers heat customers to long-term contracts. So North methane and its affiliates provide the Contracting Parties the supply of heat energy at fixed prices for a period of at least a decade. The main advantage for the heat consumers is contracting no financial resources for investment, having to spend. Also, future energy costs by the treaties for the entrepreneurs become a fixed and therefore predictable size. The companies need to worry neither the facility nor the reference of fuel. Also the maintenance, servicing and replacement accounts for. This all-round carefree package Stephan Niemoller has enjoyed since a year.
Since beginning of 2012 is the tomato and cucumber producer from the Lower Saxony Visbek contracting partner of North methane and uses to heat his Greenhouses a block heat and power plant (CHP). Thus, he refers to his heat energy at a fixed calculable cost without having invested himself in the CHP plant. Its use: The footprint for the CHP on his premises. He leaves controls and analyses the technicians of the operator North methane, which permanently online to monitor all important parameters and remedy a failure within minutes. The North methane GmbH also provides the CHP fuel. For this she takes in Visbek bio methane, which has the company in Germany over several Biomethane refineries produced and fed into the natural gas grid. So Niemoller benefited by a CHP – efficiency that is 84 percent, and the produced bio-methane can dine out through the bio natural gas loss and associated heat use according to the principle of cogeneration (combined heat and power) decentralized North methane.
Electricity and heat are as generated, where the industry also needed. The CHP in Visbek is electric with a capacity of 400 kilowatts and 450 kilo Watts thermally optimally dimensioned. Worth of operation for all involved, the facility throughout the year to 85 percent can be connected. The even significantly higher utilization lies with Niemoller, since the heat is recovered efficiently throughout the year far more than 8,000 hours of operation. The North methane in the network feeds the electricity generated by the CHP. Around 600 households can be powered with the amount permanently. The thermal capacity of the CHP is in winter fully exploited, but also in the summer the plants need the heat for their growth, inter alia, morning to regulate the humidity in greenhouses and so stimulate the plants. Creates an excess of heat, he is captured on a large heat storage, the gardener originally used for the heat from the gas boiler. Now he saves the CHP heat and the heat of the 2008 installed wood heating. Using the waste heat from the CHP reduces the amount of wood for him on a One-third. Also, the CHP heat requires no additional work and is subject to any price fluctuations when compared to wood. Also replaced fossil fuel with renewable sources of energy. With the current quota of heat, Niemoller can entrepreneurial continue to grow. 2012, He expanded his acreage to Energiespargewachshaus complete a 9,000 square feet of space. Thus he has increased his production area to 28,000 square meters a decent increase in productivity for his nursery operation. By the fixed price of heat, Niemoller had a high planning security and thus a reduced business risk enhancements. Thus, such contracting a concept for green heat could become the catalyst of his growth.