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CHP Supported with Energy Efficiency Measures -- A Winning and Environmentally Sound Solution in Finland
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"In the European Union Energy Programmes, one of the most significant measures in reducing carbon dioxides and other emissions is to build additional CHP technology. This will be implemented with measures to raise the energy efficiency. CHP technology is exceptionally widely used in Finland. At industrial sites, it accounts for more than in any other country in Europe. Owing to limited possibilities to build additional CHP, the focus in Finland is already shifting to other measures that add to energy efficiency. The energy intensive forest industry accounts for about 60% of the industrial energy use in Finland. The CHP plants form the basis for the industry's energy system. The agreement closed between industry and the Government obliges the forest companies to have energy analyses prepared The Government also supports projects that have increased energy efficiency as target. The industry has agreed amongst themselves during 1998 on the game rules that govern the enhancing of the energy efficiency at their pulp and paper mills. Through its solid mastering of the entire energy chain, Fortum -one of the leading Nordic energy companies, is focusing on the development of products and processes with strong environmental characteristics. Apart from actively implementing CHP projects around the Baltic region, the company is also strongly supporting the forest industry companies in their attempts to develop techniques aiming at enhancing energy efficiency at their mill units. The computer modeling know-how that over ten past years has been developed in the power plant environment provides the foundation for Fortum's energy analyses. This combined with customers know-how of energy and processes, creates an exceptionally efficient operation to enhance energy efficiency of pulp and paper mill units. "
Hannunkari, E. (1999). CHP Supported with Energy Efficiency Measures -- A Winning and Environmentally Sound Solution in Finland. Energy Systems Laboratory. Available electronically from