ENGIE grows in green district heating in Austria

By ENGIE - 27 May 2020 - 16:28

ENGIE Austria has acquired “Naturwärme Montafon Biomasseheizkraftwerk GmbH”, which owns and operates a biomass cogeneration plant and an associated network, and will be able to produce up to 24 GWh of heat a year.


This Western Austrian company specializes in District Heating, produced from biomass coming from this mountainous region. Power is then injected into the grid and paid with a feed in-tariff. Distributed heat and hot water is supplied to individual clients (hotels, commercial, residential and public buildings) located in the nearby municipalities of the Montafon valley through the company’s owned heat networks.


The company was founded in 2006, and the plant, located at the head office in Schruns, was inaugurated in October 2009. It has been built by the company and is operated with regional wood chips. At the time, the biomass power station replaced almost 270 oil heating systems in the municipalities around.


Key figures:

Boiler capacities: 19.2 MW
Sold heat quantity: 20 GWh / year
Quantity of wood chips: 30,000 m³ / year
Network length: 17 km