Vattenfall has decided to proceed with planning a new heating plant in Uppsala in which peat and oil will be replaced by renewable bio-fuels and bio-oil. The aim is to significantly reduce carbon emissions in Uppsala and secure future supplies of carbon-neutral heat, cooling and steam.
The new heating plant may in future be complemented by an efficient turbine to generate electricity if market conditions change. A final investment decision will be taken in 2018.
Apart from the new heating plant, Vattenfall will be investing in several projects up to 2022, including converting the existing hot-water boiler to bio-fuel, extending the operating life of the boiler as well as of two older waste-incineration plants and converting two oil-fired boilers to bio-oil as well as taking additional steps to improve the environment in Uppsala.
With these measures, Vattenfall Heat is taking a major step towards reaching the target of a 50 per cent reduction of carbon emissions by 2020 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. These measures go hand in hand with the ambitious climate targets of Uppsala Municipality.
“The currently planned development of our plants is the largest in Vattenfall Heat’s history. It is extremely important for us to invest in renewable generation for the future needs of district heating, steam and cooling as well as to secure future supplies. We will initially focus on converting the current peat-fired plant to bio-fuel,” says Adrian Berg von Linde, Head of Business Development Vattenfall Heat Sweden.
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Lars-Åke Linander, Press Officer, mobile: +46 70 982 67 69
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