The Helmstedt site boasts a long tradition in power generation; brown coal was an important fuel in the Helmstedt mining region. It's been used for over a century to generate electricity. An additional power plant that uses fuel waste for energy recovery has been added since 1998. In the immediate vicinity of the EEW Energy from Waste plant in Helmstedt (EEW Helmstedt), the thermal residual-waste treatment plant in Buschhaus (TRV Buschhaus) annually generates around 290,000 megawatts of electricity. The latter can thereby meet the electricity needs of over 84,000 households.
This energy from waste plant is among the largest in Germany. It guarantees supply security to eight neighbouring districts. Commercial and private partners can also bring their residual materials to the EEW plant. A railway connection and good connection to the A2 federal motorway enable prompt, unimpeded delivery.
|Investment volume||241 million Euro|
|Number of lines||3|
|Waste-bunker storage volume||20,000 cubic meters ≈ 10,000 t|
|Range calorific value||7-12 MJ/kg|
|Power generation||290,000 MWh/a ≈ 84,000 households|
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The operator EEW Energy from Waste Helmstedt GmbH publishes the emission data to continuously inform the citizens on the quality of the exhaust gas purification of its waste incineration line.
You can find the values below (only in German):