Submitted by: Stadtwerke Kapfenberg GmbH
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Waste Heat for District Heating in Kapfenberg
Using the waste heat from Böhler Edelstahl (stainless steel plant) for district heating, the city works of Kapfenberg (Austria) has launched a new era in energy supply for the city. The idea of using the waste heat from the steel plant is based on a study of downtown Kapfenberg that recommends the use of waste heat as an energy source. Presently the eastern part of the city is heated with district heating, which had been run with natural gas. At the final configuration level, 7 MW of heat production can supply approximately 1000 to 1200. The saving of CO2 emissions is approximately 3300 tons per year and correlates with the annual emissions of approximately 1400 cars.