Riikinvoima Ekovoimalaitos produces environmentally friendly energy for heating and illumination of homes at Eastern Finland. Clean energy is processed from sorted municipal waste in the state of the art technology power plant. Our business also significantly contributes to the sorting, recycling and re-use of materials.
Riikinvoima is owned by eight municipal waste management companies and Varkauden Aluelämpö Oy.
– Jätekukko Oy, Kuopio
– Kainuun jätehuollon kuntayhtymä Ekokymppi
– Keski-Savon Jätehuolto, Varkaus
– Metsäsairila Oy, Mikkeli
– Puhas Oy, Joensuu
– Sammakkokangas Oy, Saarijärvi
– Savonlinnan Seudun Jätehuolto Oy, Savonlinna
– Ylä-Savon Jätehuolto Oy, Iisalmi
– Varkauden Aluelämpö Oy
In this area lives 640 000 citizens. Waste management companies are owned by 57 municipalities.
Waste incineration capacity will be about 145 000 tons of municipal waste per year = fuel input about 54 MW
Incineration technology is Circulated Fluidized Bed, CFB
Distric heating /year 180 GWh
Electricity generation /year 90 GWh
Ekovoimalaitos save the environment by replacing the use of fossil fuels. Replacement of coal and fuel oil of municipal waste to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 100 000 – 200 000 tonnes per year. The landfilled waste is another important environmental factor. When the rate of the waste decline also harmful methane emissions will be reduced. Methane is more than 20 times harmful for the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.