The first ORC module in South Tyrol and one of Europe’s largest, producing 1500 kW of electrical power, was installed at the district heating plant.
Biomass is burned in the combustion boiler, resulting in thermal energy that is used to heat thermal oil. This drives turbines that in turn power a generator, converting the mechanical power into electrical energy. The exhaust heat is used to supply the two communities with district heating.
The ORC module generates about 8,3 million kWh of electricity each year.