A landfill gas power plant - the first in Lithuania - has been opened at the shut-down Kariotiskes landfill close to Vilnius
UK's company Ener-G, which has won a respective tender announced by the waste management center, invested 7 million litas (EUR 2 mln) into the facility, which supplies electricity to the power grids.
"The capacity is 500 kW per hour and will increase to 1 million in future. We can cover the demand of such a village as Kariotiskes. We are building a 14-kilometer long cable so that we could sell more electricity after the raising of capacity. We cannot do that now since the power grids have placed certain restrictions," Irmantas Sidlauskas, an Ener-G representative in the Baltic countries, told the broadcast.
"We have invested 7 million litas into this project. Similar projects are under way in Klaipeda and Alytus. Hence, our company's investments in Lithuania will reach 11 million litas by the end of the year. We have come to Lithuania for a long time," the broadcast quoted Hugh Richmond, Ener-G CEO, as saying.
The first landfill gas power plant in Lithuania will generate electricity for 15 years.
More than 3 million tons of waste were accumulated at the Kariotiskes landfill during twenty years of its operations. The landfill was shut down three years ago