Dalkia Polska, a unit of French utility Veolia Environnement, is aiming to build 20 small CHP plants burning biomass and natural gas in Poland in the next three to four years.

Dalkia, which is the largest private operator of district heating networks in Poland, says it will execute the projects if they can be connected to electricity and gas networks.

The company is already developing several such projects in the country, mainly installations with a capacity of several MW designed for small heating networks, but also other projects with a capacity of 20 MW to 25 MW.

At present, Dalkia has two major biomass CHP projects underway in Poznan and Lodz. It is also assessing a small biomass CHP project in Zamosc.

Dalkia Polska last month announced a cooperation agreement with Greenvironment to establish a series of CHP plants based on Capstone microturbines. The initial target projects are natural gas installations of up to 1 MW electrical installed power.

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