INFORMATION ON LOUNAVOIMA
Lounavoima Oy is building a Waste-to-Energy plant in Salo
Lounavoima Oy is a local Waste-to-Energy (WtE) company. Lounavoima is owned by Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto Oy (LSJH) and Salon Kaukolämpö Oy. LSJH is owned by 17 municipalities, with a combined population of 417,000. LSJH handles all waste management and waste information on behalf of the municipalities. Salon Kaukolämpö Oy is owned by the City of Salo and it provides district heating for approximately 15,000 residents.
Lounavoima Oy's task is to use unrecyclable municipal waste collected by LSJH and convert it into energy. In accordance with its task, Lounavoima Oy is building a Waste-to-Energy plant in Korvenmäki, Salo. The plant will begin operation in 2021. Lounavoima operates under the Mankala cost-price model, which means that the company provides services to its shareholders at cost.
Waste is the beginning of a new age in local energy
Tenders and construction work for the design of a Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plant and its start-up are progressing according to the project plan. Representing the very latest technology, the WtE plant will be operational in 2021, when all unrecyclable, incinerable municipal waste from Southwest Finland will be incinerated for energy at the Korvenmäki, Salo plant.
Southwest Finland's own Waste-to-Energy solution will produce cleaner energy for living
- It will convert unrecyclable municipal solid waste into local energy
- It will save on waste management fees
- It will lower the greenhouse gas emissions produced by energy production and waste transports
- It will operate safely and cost-effectively
- It will facilitate an increase in recycling
- It will benefit local residents and businesses
- It will shorten the distance of waste shipments
A modern Waste-to-Energy plant as part of the growing circular economy
Southwest Finland's very own Waste-to-Energy solution is a major energy and environmental project. The plant will be able to produce 90% of the district heating distributed by Salon Kaukolämpö Oy.
From a circular economy standpoint, there will be even more growth in the future, as the City of Salo is planning the Metsäjaanu circular economy park right next door to the Korvenmäki Waste-to-Energy plant.