Norway. Eidsiva Energi AS
|Date of agreement:||06 Aug 2014|
|Customer:||Eidsiva Energi AS|
|Amount in NOK:||NOK 226.5 million|
|Amount in EUR:||EUR 26.9 million|
|NACE sector / loan type:||Electricity, gas, steam and hot water supply|
This loan contributes to climate change mitigation: 100%
Financing from NIB Environmental Bond proceeds
NEB-eligible share: 100%
NEB category: Renewable energy generation
Amount disbursed: EUR 27.4 million
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The loan has been provided for the construction of a new biofuelled energy plant at Kallerudlia in Gjøvik, Norway. Eidsiva Energi will also continue to develop its district heating network in Gjøvik.
The commissioning of the wood-chip fuelled plant is scheduled for September 2014. Heat production is expected to gradually increase to an estimated 60 GWh in 2018. The new heat boiler will have a base load capacity of 12 MW and a reserve capacity of 30 MW.
The Kallerudlia plant will replace several oil based heating plants and that will reduce annual CO2 emissions in Gjovik by about 14,800 tonnes annually.
Eidsiva Energi will also continue to develop its district heating network in Gjøvik. The increase in heat supply and the contribution to the diversification of the energy mix is expected to raise the competitive pressure in the sector.
The Norwegian energy company Eidsiva Energi is the largest producer, distributor and trader of electricity in the counties of Oppland and Hedmark. It is owned by the counties of Hedmark and Oppland and 26 of their municipalities.
Fulfilment of NIB's mandate
The biofuelled plant will support production of renewable energy. It will diversify the energy mix in the region, contribute to the stability of energy supply, and raise the competitive strength of the sector. The project will directly benefit the industry and inhabitants of Gjøvik.
The generation of heat based on renewable fuel is a sustainable way of producing power. The project will directly reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants as it replaces several local fossil-fuelled boilers.