The construction of another biomass heating plant in Serbia has been announced, News
During the heating season 2023/2024 Majdanpek will have another biomass heating plant, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy Zorana Mihajlovic announced during a recent visit to the city. From this heating season, the people of Majdanpek are heating with wood chips instead of fuel oil.
About 2,400 households in Majdanpek are connected to the district heating system. Their apartments are warm for 24 hours, and the price of heating has remained unchanged.
As of the beginning of next year, as announced by the authorities, the price of heating will be reduced. The lower price will enable the use of cheaper energy, wood chips.
In addition to the existing one, in which the state has invested around 4.5 million euros through the Public Investment Office, the people of Majdanpek will be heated by another biomass heating plant in the foreseeable future.
The future biomass heating plant, in addition to the existing one, will provide long-term, quality and stable heating for the people of Majdanpek, as well as cleaner air.
– The investment of the ministry, KfW bank and the city will be five million euros for the new heating plant. The signing of the contract is next year, and in 2023 it will be completed. So, the heating season 2023/2024. The city of Majdanpek must have a completely new biomass heating plant – said Minister Mihajlović, adding that Majdanpek also expects gasification.
According to her, the gas pipeline is being built to Negotino, from where the so-called branches for the surrounding cities will be made.
– The signing of the contract is next year, it will be completed in 2023, and the investment is 66 million euros. They are all greener and better, more efficient fuels than we have had so far. I really hope that the people who live here, and I hope and believe that there will be people who will return to live here, must have conditions and a better quality of life – said Zorana Mihajlović.
According to the plan, a new heating plant will be built in the upper part of Majdanpek, and in addition to the new plant, it is also planned to replace the dilapidated hot water network in this part of Majdanpek.
With another biomass heating plant, the quality of air and life in Majdanpek will be significantly raised, and the citizens will receive a reliable supply of thermal energy, the authorities point out, Danas reports.