ON MARCH 22, the German energy firm E.ON opened two out of four biogas power stations it has built in Slovakia. In total the company invested €16 million into the construction of the facilities.
The new power plants are to supply 32,400 megawatt hours to the grid annually. Their output can cover the consumption of nearly 14,000 households.
The stations have a total installed capacity of 4 megawatts. Representatives of E.ON Slovensko informed about the project on the occasion of the launching of two biogas stations into service, according to the SITA newswire. The remaining two will be put into operation in the next few weeks.
“This is an important step since biomass is the best renewable energy resource on which Slovakia should focus,” Slovak Minister of Economy Ľubomír Jahnátek said, as cited by SITA. “We will support more production of various types of energy from biomass.”
As Dietrich Max Fey, member of the board of directors of E.ON Slovensko said, these four new biogas power stations are the contribution of the company to the production of energy from renewable resources in Slovakia.
E.ON Slovensko has built the biogas stations in the municipalities of Hontianske Moravce, Ladzany, Horovce and Cetín. The biogas power plants are a joint partner project of the investor, the firm E.ON, farmers and the local administration. The company plans to continue building power stations generating electricity from renewable resources.
E.ON holds a 49-percent stake in the power distribution company Západoslovenská Energetika.
29. Mar 2010 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff