Biomass Cogeneration Plant as Base Load Facility in the District Heating System of Lebork
The city of Lebork with its 35'000 inhabitants is located in the Pomorskie Voivodship in Northern Poland. The Pomorskie Voivodship, with its vast forests, has an important potential for the exploitation of renewable energy sources in general and biomass in particular. Today, heat is supplied by mostly coal fired "Heat Only Boiler Houses (HOB)", with the corresponding negative impacts on the environment and human health. Therefore the project aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to increase health and living conditions in the city of Lebork. This is achieved by introducing a biomass based heat and power plant to supply base load heat and electricity to the city’s district heating system.
Environment and Infrastructure
Basic Infrastructure: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The direct beneficiaries are the district heating system of the city of Lebork and its operator. Indirect beneficiaries are the heat customers of the district heating system as well as other residents and visitors of the region.
The overall project objective is to reduce emissions and environmental pollution caused by the coal fired district heating system of the city of Lebork. A biomass fired cogeneration plant will be installed to provide base load heat for heating and hot water generation purposes. Furthermore, it will produce electricity for the district heating system. The plant will provide 37% of the annual heat fed into the district heating network. Thus, during summer months, no coal combustion at all will be required.
The goal of the project is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to increase health and living conditions in the City of Lebork.
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Project number: UX-01008.15