A new combined heat and power plant in Vilnius will be able to produce about 40% of the heat centrally supplied to Vilnius. The remaining heat demand would be met by other independent heat producers and a heat supplier. It is forecasted that the weighted heat production price in Vilnius DH supply system in 2020 could be approx. 20%. lower in comparison to 2013. Moreover, Vilnius CHP would produce about 0.4 TWh of electricity, enough to supply 230 000 of households.
The total electrical capacity of the power plant will be about 100 MW and the thermal capacity will be about 240 MW. Vilnius combined heat and power plant has been planned taking into account the heat demand in the capital and the situation in the waste and biofuel market. It will be able to provide one-fifth of the demand during the coldest weather and approx. 40 percent. of all the heat that Vilnius needs throughout the year.
When choosing future equipment, environmental priority has been considered. The equipment which emits the least amount of pollutants itself was chosen, so that the load of the smoke cleaning equipment would be minimum. To ensure maximum environmental protection, the smoke purifiers will be separate for each power plant boiler.
The heat generated by the future cogeneration unit will be supplied to the district heating network of Vilnius City, and the generated electricity will be supplied to the 110 kV network of the electricity transmission network operator LITGRID.
Address: Jočionių g. 13, Vilnius.
When deciding on the location of Vilnius CHP, technical and legal parameters of the site, economic and environmental aspects, and distance to residents, customers and fuel sources were taken into account.
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