First biomass power plant launched in Chisinau
13:13 | 23.02.2021 Category: Economic
Chisinau, 23 February /MOLDPRES/- Termoelectrica stock company inaugurated today the first Biomass Thermal Power Plant in Chisinau, integrated in the centralized heat supply system (SACET). The plant was located at the Institute of Genetics, Physiology and Plant Protection of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.
"Providing quality heating services in Chisinau is a priority for Termoelectrica company, which aims to be more friendly and closer to consumer. Besides the traditional production of thermal agent, the company has committed, for the first time, to implement an alternative in this regard and to open a biomass plant from renewable sources. This is an essential fact for the country's energy security and strengthening the long-term effort to reduce the harmful effects of climate change," Termoelectrica company director-general Veaceslav Eni said.
The thermal power plant was built within the project Integration of Miscanthus power plant in the cycle of thermal energy production in central heating systems, carried out in partnership with the Institute of Physiology, Genetics and Plant Protection and co-financed from the state budget, through the Agency National Research and Development.
According to Larisa Andronic, director of the Institute of Physiology, Genetics and Plant Protection, this plant comes to crown the results of studies conducted in recent years on the possibilities of plants with high energy potential. "We had a productive collaboration with Termoelectrica, colleagues from other institutions and partners in the UK, and we succeeded," said Larisa Andronic.
"This kind of technology helps the Republic of Moldova ensure its energy security. I hope this project will be extended and implemented in several regions of the country, not only in the suburbs of the capital ", said Steven Mark Fisher, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Republic of Moldova.
The cost of the first biomass thermal power plant integrated in SACET Chisinau is estimated at 1.7 million lei, most of the amount being allocated by Termoelectrica company.
Chisinau and Balti municipalities are supplied centrally with thermal energy, as well as through 12 quasi-SACETs located in several small towns in the country.
The thermal energy delivered within SACET Chisinau and Balti represents about 95% of the total heat supplied centrally. At the same time, almost 80% of the thermal energy delivered centrally within SACET Chisinau is produced in cogeneration.