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Let’s make your city shine

We live in an urban age – today, over 50% of the world’s population lives in cities. Powering these cities with a steady supply of cost-efficient and low emission energy is a demanding task. Some are running big industrial areas which rely on you for their business. We have the scalable and modular solutions that help you do your job even better in future.

Power generation, heating and cooling: covering your city’s energy needs

From security of supply to emission control: cities with their wide range of energy requirements are complex customers. We have the innovative power to help you meet these challenges.

As an urban energy supplier, you cover lots of bases. Most cities are growing steadily, and you might be struggling to keep up a reliable flow of power. Or you’re wondering how to integrate renewable energy sources into your mix without risking outages. Energy-intensive technologies in industrial zones require uninterrupted power supplies. Not to forget the need to lower CO2 emissions and the complexities of distributed generation. For decades, MAN Energy Solutions has been a reliable and innovative partner for cities globally. Whether it’s power generation, district heating or generation: we have the state-of-the-art engines and turbines, expert solutions and deep know-how to help our customers improve their services and make their business more profitable at the same time.

MAN ExpertTalks about Heat pumps for district heating

Be aware of our forthcoming MAN ExpertTalks with focus on heat pumps for district heating. We will take an in-depth look at the MAN Heat pumps technology and products that are driving the transition to a decarbonized future for district heating.

  • Esbjerg heat pump reference case
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    With a nominal heating capacity of 60 MW, the plant will supply around 100,000 local inhabitants with approx. 235,000 MWh of heat annually. The location enables the use of renewable power from nearby wind farms and seawater as a heat source.
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    Carbon capture, utilization, and storage
  • MAN heat pumps (VCC)
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    Heat pumps will provide an important mechanism to convert low and high temperature waste heat to useful high-quality process heat.
  • Urban Energy
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    MAN Energy Solutions is the world’s leading provider of integrated power systems. Our broad portfolio offers many ways to optimize your grid with customized, modular, one-source solutions. Urban environments are also being affected by the changes to the energy market. On the basis of our long-standing expertise, we are ready to develop innovative energy solutions together with you, our customers.
people live in the world’s largest cities, evidence of the rapid population growth in megacities

Our energy & storage solutions keep cities running

Power generation

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Our hybrid power solutions are the answer to fluctuating power demands and the integration of renewable energy sources. Surplus energy is stored with our battery energy storage systems (BESS). Instant power top-ups can be supplied by engine and turbine gensets fueled by gas, biofuels or even synthetic fuels. Our highly efficient and dynamic power generators reduce CO2 emissions as far as possible.

To cut greenhouse gases, you will want to use a wide range of renewable energy sources. To counter their natural fluctuations, MAN Energy Solutions offer a modular and flexible portfolio of storage and backup facilities. Our energy management system (EMS) helps optimize demand and supply management, simultaneously reducing your costs and your CO2 footprint.

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District heating


Whereas conventional power plants normally waste exhaust heat, it can be used for district heating if fed into a network of insulated water pipes with a combined heat & power plant (CHP) or a large heat pump. As well as reducing fuel costs and emissions, CHP ensures added flexibility and security of supply. You can also power district heating with an MAN heat pump: this makes your energy more flexible and efficient, reduces CO2 emissions, and lowers costs. Both CHP and heat pumps can be used to integrate energy from renewable sources.

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Renewable energies are the future. Demand response solutions that can compensate for fluctuating electricity yields from wind and sun are becoming more important. Our unique electro-thermal energy storage (MAN ETES) system is extremely flexible, deals with different load profiles and has a low impact on the environment.

MAN ETES is a trigeneration system which allows you to adapt to seasonal, daily and customer-behavior variations in heating and cooling energy demands. It absorbs large amounts of excess renewable energy and is one of the few systems capable of using, storing, and distributing heat, cold and electricity simultaneously. This pioneering solution, developed jointly with ABB, is entirely based on proven and reliable technology and physical processes.

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MAN PrimeServ: Enjoy expert round-the-clock service and support worldwide, 365 days a year

MAN PrimeServ is the perfect complement to our excellent products. Our technicians are always available to answer questions, assist in troubleshooting and get your facilities up and running in no time – wherever and whenever you need them.  

How you benefit: 

  • Fast, reliable and expert customer support 
  • Prompt 24-hour OEM spare part delivery 
  • Individual O&M contracts 
  • Global service – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year 
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households worth of electricity delivered by MAN Energy Solutions’ engines installed since 1985 (32,832 MW)

Contact our MAN Energy & Storage support team

In charge of supplying a sprawling city with energy? Wondering how to meet environmental standards?

Whatever your particular challenge, talk to us. MAN Energy Solutions has a long track-record of supporting urban energy providers. Our global network of experienced engineers is available to work out the best solutions to support your business.

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