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World’s Largest Biomass CHP Plant
To Help Power Central Stockholm
The world’s largest biomass combined heat and
power power (CHP) plant was inaugurated in Vär-tan, Stockholm in May. The plant will be used primarily for the production of heat and electricity
for the city. Fortum AB will operate the plant and
Doosan Škoda Power (DSPW) supplied the 154-MW
A substantial portion of the building that houses the project is carved into the rock and the regenerative turbine system and district heater, supplied by DSPW, are located 15 meters below ground.
Transportation of the biomass fuel from the port to
the power plant is provided by a 1km-long underground conveyor.
The city of Stockholm has a goal of being carbon
neutral by 2030 and hopes to be completely fossil-fuel-free for heating and power by 2040. This plant
is a milestone on its way to achieve these goals.
The Fortum plant showcases how the use of
wood waste for power production reduces CO2
emissions. This plant will reduce CO2 emissions in
Stockholm by 126,000 tons/year. ￮
Indian Solar Installations in First 5 Months
of 2016 Exceed All of Previous Year
Mercom Capital Group forecasts solar installations in India
to total approximately 5 GW for
2016. Cumulative solar installations in India crossed the 7. 5 GW
mark as of May 2016 with about
2. 2 GW installed so far this year,
more than all of solar installed
in 2015. India’s solar project pipeline has now surpassed 22 GW
with approximately 13 GW under
construction and 9 GW in the
Request for Proposal process.
Raj Prabhu, Mercom CEO
remarked that solar and infrastructure “have not kept pace
with auction announcements”
and wondered if growing from a
2-GW annual market to 9-GW is
“too much too fast.”
At the end of FY2015-16, solar
represented 2. 5 percent of the
net installed capacity in India, up
from 1. 4 percent one year prior. It
is the fastest growing new energy
source in the country, said Mer-
com. Solar accounted for 17. 4 per-
cent of all renewable energy gen-
eration in FY2015-16 compared to
10.5 percent in FY2014-15.
Chart showing India solar installations. Credit: Mercom.