At Poznan, in Poland, waste is converted to electricity to meet the growing needs of the population
To meet European environment standards, Poznan opted to build a waste-to-energy production unit. The fifth largest city in Poland opted for a PPP with SUEZ to minimise its own financial contribution. Dual benefits for the population, for whom 30% of their domestic electricity is now generated by this facility.
Poznań: first Public-Private Partnership for the waste recovering
The fifth-largest city in Poland, Poznań inaugurated the country's first waste incineration plant some 80 years ago.
In response to the new waste treatment framework directive, which allows municipalities to fully sort, collecte, transport, recycle and dispose of municipal waste, the city of Poznań decided to build an energy from waste plant.
This new infrastructure represents an opportunity for the region to reduce the amount of landfilled waste and to meet the growing needs of the population for electricity.
Convert waste into energy.
Energy production from waste: a new resource
- Non-recyclable waste is incinerated.
- Combustion activates a turbine used to produce electricity, injected into the city's electrical grid.
- The heat generated by the incineration supplies the district heating in Poznań.
- The granting of this subsidy by the European Union allowed for increasing the scope of the project. This European funding was granted only after SUEZ was selected.
- The total cost of this investment, €180 million, was financed via a European subsidy of €84 million and a non-recourse loan of €96 million.