District heating from EEW Premnitz for Brandenburg an der Havel
With the construction of a 20 km long district-heating pipeline from Premnitz to Brandenburg an der Havel, the local municipal utilities will be able to phase out gas-powered heat production as of 2023 and instead use climate-friendly energy from EEW’s Premnitz plant.
Reducing the use of natural gas and crude oil also saves CO2 emissions.
Thermal waste utilisation creates heat. We utilise this heat by transporting it via district heating networks to consumers, where it is used for heating buildings and water. This can substitute other fuels, such as oil or natural gas, resulting in lower CO2 emissions.
Soon, EEW will also supply district heating to the city of Brandenburg an der Havel. The construction of the district heating pipeline started in 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in 2023.
In a pre-project, various possibilities for the district heating supply were evaluated, taking into account numerous aspects, such as CO2 savings, supply security, affordability and added value in the region. The option of transporting waste heat from the thermal waste recovery plant in Premnitz via pipeline to Brandenburg an der Havel was found to be the best by far. The potential CO2 savings alone are up to 70,000 tonnes per year.
„Recirculating the heat produced from thermal waste recovery makes a meaningful contribution to the circular economy.“
Rüdiger Bösing | Commercial Director EEW Premnitz
„To use the heat from the thermal waste recovery as district heating is one of the most sensible possibilities for avoiding CO2.“
Gunter Haase | Technical Director Stadtwerke Brandenburg
„Our power plant is well-positioned for the future, has state-of-the-art technology and is actively involved in Premnitz and surrounding communities.“
Dr. Klaus Piefke | Technical Director EEW Premnitz