Cogeneration at the Sąsiedzka District Heating Plant in Szczecin

Cogeneration at the Sąsiedzka District Heating Plant in Szczecin

Company: Szczecińska Energetyka Cieplna

Status: completed

Implementation time frame: January 2010 - December 2012

Project total value: PLN 3,7 MM

Value of subsidy: PLN 1,3 MM

Source of funding: European Regional Development Fund and central administration funds under the Regional Operational Programme for Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship 2007 – 2013.

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Project objectives:

  • Implement an environmentally-friendly power generation technology
  • Diversify sources of supply

Project benefits:

  • Improve the energy security for the district heating grid in question
  • Enable smoother control of the heating plant load in summer without the need to activate additional heat sources.

Tasks completed:

  • Built a gas fired cogeneration source based on a gas engine integrated with the heating plant’s existing technology.
  • Built a power grid connection to allow discharging the generated electricity to the grid of the local electricity distribution network operator.