Concept study for combined heat and power plant
When plans were drawn up to construct a new power plant in Kuopio, Finland, ÅF took part from an early stage. The plant will use forest residues and peat to produce district heat and electricity. ÅF together with the client Kuopion Energia, was responsible for the concept study when planning the project and is now taking part in the construction.
The combined heat and power plant in Kuopio is planned to have an effect of 149 MW. The heat being produced will be used for district heating in Kuopio, which is a city in southern Finland with almost 100,000 inhabitants. The electricity from the plant will be fed into the national grid. The new boiler replaces an older technology that has been in use for many years. In this way the total capacity, as well as the use of bioenergy, will increase, and oil consumption will be lower.