Märkisches Viertel CHP plant
Information on the Märkisches Viertel biomass CHP plant and its history
Commissioned in 2014, the Märkisches Viertel combined heat and power (CHP) plant is the first Vattenfall CHP plant in Berlin fuelled entirely by biomass. The plant, located in northern Berlin, generates district heat with especially low environmental impact and feeds electricity into the distribution network. Approximately 70,000 tonnes of wood chips from forest residues and untreated wood from other sources are burnt each year.
The site on Wallenroder Straße has been supplying heat since the 1960s. It was converted from a coal-fired heating plant to a gas- and oil-fired heating plant and subsequently upgraded to its current status as a biomass-fuelled combined heat and power plant. The building and the other outdoor installations on the property are listed as technical monuments.