Jean-Noёl Reimeringer

CEO (till 2016)

Budapest Power Plant

Even companies taking the lead in environmental efficiency measures can find some more eco-efficiency measures if company’s culture, processes and incentives give an opportunity to identify these actions. The replacement of a boiler could happen in the usual course of business only in a very justified case unless we open our borders wider and we see more responsibility as an important business partner in the area of environmental protection and reliability. So, finally we could improve our efficiency and environmental responsibility simultaneously, to the satisfaction of our business partners.


Installation of a new steam boiler at Újpest Power Plant

Industry: Energy

Date: 2016

Climate change

Solutions of the macro-sustainability challenges

Shift to low carbon economy by increasing effective energy use and industrial energy efficiency, promoting clean and environmentally friendly technologies and life cycle assessment

Further targets:

What´s the solution?

The objective of the programme is to improve energy efficiency and operational reliability, and to reduce greenhouse gas emission and of other air pollutants and noise. Budapesti Erőmű Zrt achieved this by replacing the steam boiler of Újpest Power Plant with a newer and smaller one. Thanks to this, steam for the neighbouring SANOFI pharmaceutical factory will be produced in a much more economical and environmentally friendly way.

Business connection

Besides the clear economic advantages – since the boiler is not only smaller but operates in a more efficient and environmentally friendly manner – it is also important to highlight its reliability which is very crucial from the customer’s point of view.


After realisation, the boiler will have some closely interrelated indicators: fuel consumption (GJ, m3), heat generation (GJ, in case of steam: t), efficiency (%), air pollution emissions (kg, t). These will help the work of Budapesti Erőmű Zrt and the follow-up of the efficiency and success of our programme.