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State Aid: ESA approves Norwegian aid to thermal energy production




The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has today approved a grant of NOK 172 million (approx. EUR 18 million) to support renewable energy production in the Norwegian municipality of Trondheim.

Istock“The aim of the proposed measure is to increase Norway's production of renewable thermal energy. The EEA state aid rules are designed to further just this kind of projects”, says ESA president Sven Erik Svedman.

Ranheim Energi will receive the grant to construct an incineration plant that will use wood chips from demolition waste and sorted industrial waste to produce heat. Furthermore, the plant will use combustible waste product from recycled paper from the paper mill of Ranheim Paper & Board and the renewable heat will be delivered back to the mill. In addition, Ranheim Energi will provide renewable energy to the district heating network in Trondheim.

The project is estimated to produce 200 GWh of thermal energy a year. The aid will be granted by Enova through the Energy Fund scheme and ESA raises no objections to the proposed measure under the EEA state aid rules.

For further information, please see a non-confidential version of today's decision or contact:

Ms. Anne Vestbakke
Head of Communications
tel. +32 2 286 18 66
mob. +32 490 57 63 53

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