The use of electricity is growing rapidly. At the same time, we must find new ways to create energy and lower emissions. Our goal is ever-cleaner production of electricity and heat, the efficient use of renewable energy sources, the preservation of natural resources, and the promotion of the circular economy.
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Fortum provides district heating in a number of cities in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Russia. District heating gives you more comfort for living. District heating is a reliable and environmentally benign way to heat homes and buildings in densely-built areas.
We produce district heating mainly in combined heat and power (CHP) plants, in which heat and electricity is produced in the same process. This way, nearly 90% of the energy contained in the fuel is utilised. In co-generation, environmental emissions remain 30% lower than when electricity and heat are generated separately.
We utilise various fuels and continuously develop the usage of renewable fuels in our heat production. For example, in Finland the heat energy contained in purified wastewater is recovered for use in district heating. We also produce cleaner heat by utilising the waste heat generated in data centres and by burning forest residue chips and industrial by-products, such as sawdust and bark, recycled wood or wood pellets. Replacing oil with renewable fuels contributes significantly to reduced carbon dioxide emissions from heat generation.