Counting 6,800 inhabitants, the town of Faverges, France, has a biomass-fired district heating network. The buildings concerned represent nearly 1,400 housing equivalents, comprised of municipal buildings, social housing, residential and industrial.
Location: Faverges, France
Sustainable development: more than 60% renewable energy
Environmental protection: reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and atmospheric pollutants
Challenges: Ensuring a quality public service for district heating while guaranteeing customers:
A public service contract for a period of 18 years includes:
The purchase of facilities
Funding for improvement works and renovations
The operation and management of a biomass heating plant, of the network and of 14 substations
Crushed pallets and wood chips fuel the biomass heating plant.
The boiler and network were established in 1994 with an extension of the network carried out in 2001