The production of thermic energy occurs in cogneneration aggregates. The generators are triggered by the internal combustion engines in 4 strokes, with 20 or 24 cylinders, engines fueled with natural gas. Gases resulted from combustion process, are discharged at heat exchangers, then at the muffler and finally, at the dispersion stack.
Heat exchangers practically recover the heat dissipated by the internal combustion engine. This is used to heat water for the district heating circuit. Bepco equipments are dotted with several types of heat exchangers placed in such a way for maximum efficiency.
Best heating systems in the cities are based on central heating. Based on gas prices, heating with individual centrals will become very expensive. Also, individual systems like central murala, gas stoves, convectors, are less safer and pollute. A good heating system with no network loss will always be cheaper, safer and eco. This is the reason why EU energy policies support central heating and, where appropriate, support reconnecting to the network.
At Brasov, after years of encouragement to disconnect from the centralized system and because of problems caused by the CET ineffectiveness, began a process of heating system modernization and efficientization. CET Brasov was closed and the City Council founded a transport and distribution firm for the thermic agent – Tetkron – and started investing in reducing the network losses. Because it is an efficient company and produce heat at an even lower price than the average accepted price, The National Agency for Regulation Energy (NARE) Bepco became a partner of the City Council and Tetkron. Because of this partnership, gigacalories price fell from 350 lei to 150 lei.
Along with the City Council and Tetkron, Bepco support the reconnecting operation to the centralized heating system for houses in Brasov. These systems are efficient, cheap, safe and environmentally friendly. By supporting the central heating system and promoting reconnection, Braşov joins some European cities as Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Linz, Lyon, and Nantes.