Gjakova in Kosovo* switches district heating to biomass

By District Energy posted 10-27-2021 06:29

  

Balkan Energy News

Summary

A combined heat and power system in Gjakova was built for district heating purposes with funds from the EU and Switzerland. It includes a 1.1 MW power turbine.
Municipal-owned utility District Heating Gjakova launched a cogeneration plant fueled by wood waste and vine prunings. The construction of the combined heat and power (CHP) unit was financed with EUR 15 million from the European Union’s Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance IPA 2, EUR 5.5 million from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs – SECO, and public funds.

The facility has a capacity of 16.5 MW for heating and a power steam turbine of 1.1 MW, according to the Energy Community Secretariat.

The city of Gjakova, or Đakovica in Serbian, is located in Kosovo’s southwest. It has 41,000 inhabitants, compared to 95,000 people living in the administrative area. The district heating firm has two thousand customers and the new system covers 50%.

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