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Bakery business invests in gas to power technology

We've installed and commissioned a 500KW lean burn gas generator with ComAp controls at McGhee’s Bakery’s manufacturing facility in Glasgow. Following a successful trial, the equipment is now providing the majority of the site’s electrical power requirement in parallel with mains to ensure resilience.

We provided a full turnkey solution for McGhee’s including the network authority agreements, civil engineering work, mechanical and electrical installations. Now fully operational, we'll provide all ongoing service and maintenance.

Gordon McGhee, Managing Director at McGhee’s Bakery, said: “Being a lean manufacturing organisation we are always looking at ways to help deliver value for money for our customers. With input costs rising rapidly, working with DTGen has provided us with the opportunity to better manage and forecast our energy expenditure.  From beginning to end, DTGen listened to our needs, and designed a solution that fits seamlessly into our current way of working.”

Powered by high-efficiency gas engines, the lean burn generator range is ideal for businesses to generate their own electricity on-site. The solution is highly competitive and can help manage the highly volatile energy market. By utilising a lower cost natural gas supply to produce electricity, this offsets high-cost electricity which is normally supplied by the national grid. 

John Kinstrie, Head of Solution Sales at DTGen said: “As the overall demand for cleaner power generation continues to drive innovation in the production of energy, there is an increasing shift to natural gas generators for both standby power and as an alternative to mains connection for businesses that want to help manage costs and fix long-term prices for on-site power generation.

“This solution is ideal for facilities with high electrical energy consumption, such as food and drink manufacturing or large-scale industrial manufacturing. Providing budget stability, the lean-burn solution enables you to lower your dependency on the grid whilst ensuring a reliable, secure supply of electrical power.” 

We offer two commercial models for the gas to power solution, including a fully-funded PPA (power purchase agreement) that enables you to take control of your energy and generate your own continuous power onsite ‘behind the meter’. 

About McGhee’s

Founded in 1936, McGhee’s moved to state-of-the-art premises at the M8 food park in June 2005. Through continual investment in people, services and facilities, it now operates out of possibly the most efficient bakery production unit in Britain.

It currently sells more than 4 million rolls per week, of which more than 3/4 million are its famous ‘crispy rolls’. Using its fleet of 70 wholesale delivery vans, products are delivered daily across central Scotland and as far afield as Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Stirling and Perth.

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