Lagan district heating
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Topic of the practice
Renewable energy. Small scale district heating with biofuels.
Good Practice Information
E.ON has built and is running a district heating network since 2000 on request of the local authority of Ljungby to provide local apartment buildings in Lagan with heat. The population in Lagan is approximately 2,000 persons of which 70% uses the district heating network. Also the municipal buildings, school, nursing home as well as industries are connected. In total, the plant has approximately 220 customers, thereof 170-180 single family houses. Many of the single family house owners changed from their 15-20 year old oil boilers when the district heating plant in Lagan was built. This was both environmentally and economically sound. The production unit is a 2MW biomass moving grate boiler for wood chips and briquettes and a 500 kW pellet boiler for back-up and low load. An oil boiler is also available as back-up. The wood chips are processed locally and E.ON’s two staff manages this and five similar systems remotely and with visits approximately once a day. The plant delivers approximately 11.2 GWh of heat per year.
Evidence of success
The project was initiated on request from the local authority which also guaranteed the connection of municipal buildings, school, nursing home and apartment buildings. The district heating system now supply heat to approximately 1400 of the 2000 inhabitants in Lagan, Sweden, using biofuels.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden
Annex completed on: 01-31-2012