In Kamianets-Podilskyi (Khmelnytskyi region), the final stage began for the construction of a thermal power plant with a capacity of almost 45 MW with combined heat and power production by solid fuel and gas boilers. It is reported by the press service of the State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving.
Since June 15, testing of the station will start and the official opening and commissioning of the facility is scheduled for July 3. The station will use the waste of agriculture and forestry as biomass: mainly straw, corn and hog fuel.
Construction of the complex began in 2015. The cost of the project is USD 9.6 million. The funds were provided by the World Bank at a loan of 0.01 % per annum. According to expert estimates, the payback period of the project will be 5 years.
The TPP is equipped with a unique turbine with the ORC module (Organic Rankine Cycle). After the introduction of TPP operating on biomass, the city expects a decrease in gas consumption by 15.5 million cubic meters for an amount of about UAH 115 million per year.