EC POWER was founded in Denmark in 1996 – a pioneer company in the field of energy transition and above all, of combined power and heat. The company features a pioneering spirit and special innovative strength, as proven by more than 25 patents. This is the reason why they are not only the market leader in Germany for cogeneration plants (CHPs) in the performance range of 3 – 80 kWe but also the technologically leading manufacturer in Europe.

At the headquarters in Hinnerup – near Aarhus in Denmark – are the research and development department of EC POWER, the production facility, and the central warehouse situated. Furthermore, there is a training center in the branch in Berlin, Germany.

Easy Engineering: What’s the news about new products?

EC POWER: This year we introduced LowNOx-versions with considerably lower emissions and higher efficiencies than the well-known XRGI® 6 and XRGI® 15 models. The new XRGI® Low NOx models 6 and 15 are environmentally better solutions through the significant reduction in NOx emissions.

Further, we have entered the market for biogas applications for farms, waste-water treatment plants, and organic waste treatment plants with a range of BIOGENIC cogeneration units.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

EC POWER: EC POWER is strictly targeting a niche for small scale CHP-units with a range from 6-80kW units.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

EC POWER: We will typically be involved in the early stages of a project development, where decisions on heat – and electricity supply for the specific building will be taken. Factors like the availability of a natural gas grid, a district heating network, and the strength of the electricity grid are important for decision-making, which typically would be done by the design consultant. 

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

EC POWER: Right now is the tone of voice electrification all over: heat pumps and electrical vehicles are the only right thing. Although the war in Ukraine taught us the downside of being dependent on one energy source. Therefore, we argue for a multifaceted energy policy, where systems must be hybrid and operation done intelligently after price and CO2content.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

EC POWER: Hybrid solutions, where combinations of CHP, heat pumps, boilers, batteries, and solar PV work together to lower CO2 footprint as much as possible.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023?

EC POWER: The war in Ukraine, conflicts between USA and China, and inflation are factors impacting the global economy. Businesswise we, on one hand, think, that it will be a difficult year with the above threats in mind; but on the other hand, the need and demand for energy efficiency and COreductions is a huge business opportunity.