SWM Energy Generation’s biggest plants - the north, south and Freimann combined heat and power plants - use environmentally friendly combined heat and power technology.
Combined energy generation: electricity and heat
Our state-of-the-art combined heat and power plants make use of the heat produced during electricity generation, which is then fed into the district heating network. The plants achieve a total level of efficiency of up to 90%. This means the fuel consumed is used twice as effectively as in conventional plants.
Significant CO2 reductions
The use of waste heat from electricity generation provides the Munich heating market with some four billion additional kWh in eco-friendly heating energy. Around 450 million litres of heating oil would be required to produce the same amount of heat energy with oil-powered household heating systems. Thanks to the high efficiency of the cogeneration process the emission of approximately 1 million tonnes of CO2 can be prevented annually. This amount is roughly equivalent to the emissions of the entire car traffic in Munich per year.