Heat to the city. Kaunas cogeneration power plant will produce nearly half of heat necessary for Kaunas.
Capacities of the power plant will allow for a rational use of about 200 000 tonnes of municipal waste generated in the region remaining after sorting and production of about 500 GWh of heat and 170 GWh of electricity.
Currently, a mere 10% of waste is sorted and recycled in the Kaunas region, and the remaining 90% is landfilled. This is environmentally damaging and expensive – residents of Kaunas pay too much for landfilling waste.