Experience and projects

​Fortum has experience in waste-to-energy generation. We have several power plants where waste is used as a main fuel or parallel with other fuels.

Combined heat and power plant Högdalen in Stockholm, Sweden has been generating energy from waste since 1970. The power plant has been constantly developed and the investments have made it to one of the most modern waste-to-energy power plants in Europe. Högdalen power plant incinerates over 700,000 tons of waste, suppling some 100,000 households and business customers with district heating, and around 200,000 household customers with electricity.

A new waste-fired unit for the combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Brista, Sweden has been built. Brista 2 is fuelled by municipal waste, among other things. The new production unit will burn about 240,000 tonnes of waste annually, an amount that is equivalent to the annual waste generated by a population the size of the City of Stockholm. The capacity of Brista 2 is about 57 megawatts (MW) heat and 20 MW electricity, which equals the heat and electricity consumption of about 40,000 middle-sized, Swedish households.

Fortum's combined heat and power plant in the city of Klaipeda, Lithuania was inaugurated in May, 2013. The power plant uses municipal and industrial waste as well as biomass as fuels to provide district heating to the residents and businesses in Klaipeda and electricity to the Lithuanian power grid. It is the first of its kind in the Baltic countries. With an energy efficiency close to 90%, the new power plant's boiler can incinerate 230 000 tonnes of waste and biomass annually, giving it a power production capacity of 20 MW electricity and 50 MW heat.