The California heating plant in Nantes has received its 8 MW biomass boiler which in 2019 will heat the water distributed via the heat network in the homes and equipment connected to the heating district.
This boiler plant will consume approximately 9,300 tonnes of wood per year, the supply of which comes from 60% of the Loire-Atlantique. The rest comes from the 5 neighboring departments, in a radius that does not exceed 150 kilometers.
With 35,000 tons of CO2 emissions avoided each year, wood provides a competitive price compared to the heat produced by fossil fuels, and better price stability, in the longer term, for the users’ bill. With 84% of renewable energy and recovery, the heat produced is a real asset for the energy transition of the metropolis.