PRESS RELEASE 29 November 2013
Fortum has taken into use a new unit at the Brista combined heat and power
(CHP) plant in Sigtuna, Stockholm. The new power plant unit, Brista 2, produces
district heat for local residents and electricity for the Nordic power market
from sorted municipal and industrial waste. Brista power plant’s older unit,
Brista 1, produces district heat and electricity from biomass. The new power
plant unit was inaugurated today, 29 November, by Sweden’s Minister for the
Environment Lena Ek.
Brista 2 will use 240,000 tonnes of waste per year, which is equivalent to the
amount of municipal waste generated in the Stockholm area. Using sorted waste
in energy production offers a sustainable and cost-efficient alternative for
energy and waste management needs.
Fortum has long experience in utilising waste in energy production at the
Högdalen CHP plant in Stockholm where municipal waste has been combusted since
1970. Earlier this year, Fortum commissioned the first waste-fired combined
heat and power plant in the Baltics in Klaipeda, Lithuania, and biomass-fired
CHP plants in Järvenpää, Finland, and Jelgava, Latvia.
“Brista 2 is already the fourth CHP plant we have commissioned this year in the
Nordic and Baltic countries. Combined heat and power production is at the core
of our strategy, and whenever possible we utilise renewable and local fuels,”
says Per Langer, Executive Vice President of Fortum's Heat Division.
Production capacity of the new Brista plant unit is 60 megawatts (MW) heat and
20 MW electricity. The annual heat production, about 500 gigawatt-hours (GWh),
corresponds to the annual heating needs of about 50,000 mid-sized homes. The
estimated annual electricity production of Brista 2 is 140 GWh. Fortum co-owns
the plant (85%) together with the municipal energy company Sollentuna Energi
Fredrik T. Karlsson, Vice President, Communications, tel. +46 76 86 67725
Video about Brista waste-to-energy plant
Information about Fortum's CHP production
Photos available: Fortum Media bank > Energy production sites
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