The 46 MW biomass plant starts its latest testing phase. It will supply the electricity needed for a city of 55.700 people.

Biomass installations of ENCE
The 46 MW plant with biomass that is being built in Huelva has started the last testing phase of all the equipment, including the biomass boiler and the steam turbine.

Export capacity to the 299.000 MWh network

Thus, after energizing the line, the next step will be to start the new boiler with biomass and, with the steam produced, feed and synchronize the turbine that gives the plant an export capacity to the 299.000 MWh network, enough for the Electrical consumption needs more than 55.700 people.

The main objective of this last stage of the project is to verify and verify, not only the main equipment, but also the auxiliary facilities such as compressed air systems, cooling towers and electrical and instrumentation systems, among others. It is, therefore, a phase that will last for several months, depending on the evolution and results of the different operations that must be carried out.

Biomass agricultural and residual forest

In addition, for its operation the plant will consume agricultural biomass and residual forest from the agricultural crops of the surroundings and the Huelva mountain. In this way, it will help reduce uncontrolled burning in the field and will help reduce the risk of forest fires, among other social and environmental benefits.

The start-up of the 46 MW plant at the end of the year will raise the installed capacity of the Huelva energy complex from Ence from 91 to 137 MW, which will also increase its production capacity to more than 890.000 MWh per year.

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