Perstorp heating plant, Sweden

Perstorp heating plant, Sweden


Perstorp Fjärrvärme AB was founded in 1980 and is today jointly owned by Perstorp Municipality and E.ON. The heating plant has a 12 MW hot water boiler from Jernforsen where wood waste from the production of pallets and residual products from the forest is used as fuel. To increase local electricity production in an area that today suffers from a lack of power, Perstorp Fjärrvärme AB chose to collaborate with Againity and invest in an ORC turbine.

Our solution:

Againity delivered an automated ORC system with a maximum capacity of 315 kW electricity production. The ORC system enables electricity production from the boiler’s hot water. In total, the system is expected to produce 1.35 GWh of electricity annually, corresponding to annual emission savings of 1,215 CO2 equivalents when substituting coal-based electricity. Perstorp Fjärrvärme AB has chosen to sign a service agreement with Againity to ensure a long service life and minimal maintenance.

Owner: Perstorp Fjärrvärme AB
Location: Perstorp, Sweden
Existing heat plant: 12 MW hot water boiler
Fuel: Wood chips
Heat generation: 37 GWh/year
Temperature boiler circuit: 132°C
Return temperature district heating: 54 °C
Againity’s delivery: ORC AT200
Max capacity: 250 kW
Expected electricity generation: 1350 MWh/year