About Clarke Energy
Clarke Energy is an award-winning multi-national specialist in the engineering, installation and maintenance of engine-based power plants. Our offering includes both gas and diesel-fuelled technology. Clarke Energy was acquired by the Kohler Company in February 2017. We are the largest authorised distributor and service provider for GE's reciprocating engine business. Clarke Energy can either supply an individual generator, or deliver an EPC turn-key multi-engine power plant backed up by long-term service support. Clarke Energy is a specialist in high efficiency utilisation of fuels and is an innovator in the field of combined heat and power (CHP) or cogeneration technology.
Clarke Energy has multinational operations in 25 countries, including Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Ghana, India, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Clarke Energy is committed to delivering the highest quality installation along with a reliable, localised service support network in all the territories in which we operate.
Clarke Energy provides added value to the customer by acting as single point of contact from initial sale, engineering, project management, installation through to commissioning and long-term maintenance of your generation assets. Clarke Energy has significant experience in a wide range of different gaseous fuel applications including natural gas, biogas, landfill, furnace and coal gases.
Gas based power generation projects are present in a variety of different applications. Natural gas systems focus on high efficiency generation from natural gas, which has the lowest carbon emissions of all fossil fuels. Biological gases are renewable fuels and originate from the degradation of organic matter by microorganisms and include biogas, sewage gas and landfill gas. Gases associated with coal deposits provide the opportunity for the generation of power whilst avoiding carbon emissions. Finally special gas applications are some of the most challenging gaseous fuels including syngas from biomass and waste and gases originating as a by-product from metal furnaces.
Generating projects are typically for continuous base load power generation where the generator is required to run continuously throughout the year. Alternatively gas engines can be utilised to provide peak lopping capability where a rapid response is required to cope with fluctuations in power grid requirements. GE's Jenbacher gas engine can be utilised in a straight electricity generation, combined heat and power (CHP)/cogeneration , combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) / trigeneration or combined heat, power, cooling and CO2 recovery / quadgeneration configuration.
Individual gas engines are currently available from 249 - 9,400 kW electrical output. Multi-engine power plants consist of many individual engines and can be up to ~100MW in electrical output. Engines can be installed directly into a building, or alternatively for the fastest installation can be provided as modular plug and play containerised generating sets. In most cases we design and perform turnkey installations and commit to long-term maintenance contracts guaranteeing availability. All with the purpose designed, high efficiency, clean burning reciprocating gas engine.