Managers of water parks: your swimming pools use a lot of energy, so it is essential that you select and optimize the best energy solution. Would you like to lower your bills while maintaining the same standard of hygiene, safety, and comfort for your swimmers? With natural gas and renewable energies, ENGIE has a range of solutions guaranteed to deliver optimized energy performance.
Our first suggestion would be cogeneration. The concept is a simple one, in which a boiler powered by natural gas produces both heat and electricity simultaneously. A combustion engine powers an alternator that produces the two kinds of energy.
Furthermore, with a condensing boiler the heat that escapes with the exhaust gases does not just dissipate into the air. Instead, it is used to produce hot water, leading to big savings on fuel. The electricity is used for lighting and air-conditioning.
Some mini-cogeneration solutions are particularly well-suited to public buildings: mini fuel cells generate electricity and heat by catalyzing methane molecules, and Stirling engine mini-cogeneration uses natural gas to produce electricity and heat with very low emissions and minimal noise.
These two mini-cogeneration solutions can be used alone or in tandem. By doing so, a swimming pool can generate its own energy, with an energy yield of up to 160%!
This is another possible solution in which energy from natural gas is topped up with solar energy produced on-site. The combination of a natural gas condensing boiler and solar heating provides a sustainable alternative for your water park’s hot water.
Two kinds of solar energy are available. These are:
Through its subsidiaries ENGIE Axima, ENGIE Cofely and ENGIE Ineo, ENGIE offers a range of dedicated services, all installed by water park experts. To improve energy performance, a combination of the local and renewable energy production solutions described above may be used: mini-cogeneration, solar thermal and photovoltaic, but also low energy and/or automated lighting, condensing boiler, heat pump, hot and cold network, grey and/or rainwater recovery, etc.
ENGIE can also take care of water treatment, air-conditioning, and building services (cleaning, lighting, fire safety, etc.), and if necessary renovate or refurbish your facilities to bring them into line with current thermal and technical requirements. Energy performance contracts may also be added, with quantified promises on energy reduction and environmental impact.