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New Heating Supplier – Less Pollution, Cheaper Heat, More Jobs for the Residents of Panevėžys

2017 06 05

This year, a new biofuel boiler plant from an independent heating supplier will be built in Panevėžys, providing city heating supply networks with the power of 20 megawatts. Because of increased competition between the city’s heating suppliers, the residents of Panevėžys will be able to save on heating costs. Moreover, the new power plant will be environmentally friendly and create new jobs for residents.

Currently, Panevėžio energija UAB and other small regional heating suppliers provide services to the city’s residents. The new supplier will stimulate stronger competition in the market, so that it will be possible to reduce heating prices for the end-users – the city’s residents. According to preliminary calculations, the cost of heating from biomass can be 5 per cent lower. A condensing economizer to be built additionally will help cut heating costs by effectively utilizing the temperature of exhaust fumes for water heating in the heat production cycle.

The city of Kaunas is a great example of heating sector reform. There, the use of biomass for heat production and competition in the heating production sector have resulted in a reduction in the price for heating supplied to users by almost half since 2012.

The new water heating boiler plant will be built under an agreement signed between Enerstena UAB and the future independent heating supplier Biokuro energija UAB signed at the start of this year by installing two biofuel boilers with the power of 8 megawatts and a joint condensing economizer with the power of 4 megawatts. A biomass storage facility with fuel supply equipment will be installed together with the new boiler plant. Biofuel from chipped wood or felling waste will be burned at the boiler plant. The new plant will be constructed at an abandoned former industrial site and dozens of jobs will be created for the residents of Panevėžys in the plant and in the fuel supply chain.

The installation of this boiler plant will help reduce pollution in the city and surrounding areas. Technologies developed at Enerstena Group, which has its own Research and Development Centre in collaboration with a team of scientists, are based on environmental requirements. So strong focus is placed not only on the effectiveness of the product but also on its environmental impact. The biofuel combustion equipment developed in Panevėžys is environmentally safe and due to the modern combustion system pollution will be three to four times lower than the permissible limits. Contemporary technologies applied in boiler plants enable exhaust fumes to be cleaned by almost 100 per cent.

Enerstena Group has extensive experience in Lithuania and abroad and performs all of the design, construction, equipment manufacturing, supply, installation, start-up and adjustment works provided for in the agreement. It ensures warranty parameters for biomass boilers and training for personnel and transfers the plant for effective and safe use. Outside Lithuania, Enerstena Group has successfully implemented projects in Belarus, Ukraine, Latvia, Poland, France and Denmark.