Jelgava CHP plant

The CHP plant Jelgava was commis­sioned in 2013 in Latvia. It is the first large-scale biomass CHP unit in the country and provides as much as 85 % of the heat necessary for Jelgava’s district heating.

Jelgava CHP plant

Local woodchips as a source of energy

The heat is produced in six units in Jelgava: a biomass CHP plant, a gas CHP plant and four gas-fired heat-only boilers. To provide customers with safe, efficient and environ­mentally friendly district heating at a competitive price, Fortum uses mainly woodchips as fuel, as they are a local renewable resource.