Heat re-usage (Avoided emission framework)
We reuse our excess heat in two ways. Both ways mean that the use of oil and gas decreases, which we include as a reduction in our CO2 calculation. During the colder part of the year, the excess heat site is used in the district heating system. This replaces oil and gas that would normally be used as a complement in heat generation. During the time of year when the excess heat is not needed in the district heating system, the heat is instead used to produce pellets. The pellets are then sold to private individuals and companies to be burned to generate heat, instead of using oil.
The heat used in the district heating system avoides oil and gas equaling -9,5 gr/kWh, and the usage of pellets avoides emission of -39,4 gr/kWh. However the usage of pellets loads the CO2 calculation with 1,7 gr/kWh.