Latvian biomass cogeneration plant under construction

Construction of a new EUR30m biomass cogeneration plant, to be developed by UPB Energy for the company 4Energia, has begun in in Latvia.

The new cogeneration plant at Broceni Region's Ciecere County will have electricity generation capacity of 3.98 megawatts (MW) and heating capacity of 15.9 MW, according to LETA website.
UPB Energy
The plant will generate electricity and heating from local renewable energy resources, using wood biomass (woodchips, sawdust, and bark) as fuel and will have a high-pressure steam boiler and steam turbine with synchronous generator. The steam produced by the boiler will be transformed into electric power by the heat turbine and synchronous generator.

All the electricity generated at the cogeneration plant will be transmitted to the joint-stock distribution company Sadales tikls, whereas all heat energy generated at the plant will be used by a wood pellet production unit nearby.

Construction of the plant is already under way, and is expected to be operational in 2016.

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