Gentherm Global Power Technologies (GPT) formerly Global Thermoelectric

Our History

Gentherm Global Power Technologies’ (GPT)* history began with NASA's Apollo program. 3M developed the technology for thermoelectrical generators (TEGs) to generate the Apollo mission's power on the moon. In 1975, GPT's founders, a group of entrepreneurs from the oil and gas industry, purchased the thermoelectric technology from 3M.

After adapting the thermoelectric technology for the oil and gas and telecom markets in Alberta, GPT's business rapidly grew. Thermoelectric generators quickly became the world standard for Industrial remote power systems. From the first few installations in Canada, GPT's Thermoelectric Generators (TEGs) are regularly used in the following industries:

  • Gas pipelines
  • Wellheads
  • Offshore platforms
  • Telecommunications
  • Security surveillance and monitoring

To date there have been more than 25,000 Gentherm Global Power Technologies’ (GPT) TEGs installed in 55 countries.

* Formerly Global Thermoelectric

But GPT evolved to more than just TEGs:

GPT's success with TEGs led to the development and integration of other industrial remote power products. GPT now provides remote power systems where TEGs are not ideal, including larger loads and liquid fueled systems.

GPT offers solutions based on industrial gensets, hybrids, photovoltaics (Solar power), grid-connected systems and combined heat and power systems. GPT constantly monitors new power technologies, working with industry partners to select and integrate options to meet their unique remote site power needs.Global Thermoelectric is the world leader in ultra-reliable power systems for remote applications such as cathodic protection, automation, SCADA,or telecommunications for gas wells, pipelines, offshore platforms, or telecominstallations. Global offers thermo-electric generator (TEG) prime powersolutions up to 5 kW with 20,000 TEGs in operation around the world.

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16, 7875 – 57 Street S.E.
Calgary , Alberta , T2C 5K7

8505 Technology Forest Place, Bldg 903
The Woodlands , Texas , 77381
United States

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