Michelin: power plant to be kept in operation

With an energy utilization plan (ENP), the city of hallstadt is preparing the further use of the power plant with combined heat and power (CHP) on the land of the michelin group. The bavarian state ministry for economics, regional development and energy demands the ENP with 77 800 euro, announces the city of hallstadt.

"In the future, the cogeneration plant will be able to supply companies that set up there with heat and process steam at favorable prices and will thus become an advantage for the location", bavarian minister of economics hubert aiwanger explains. He praised the high level of commitment of all those involved and thanked mayor thomas soder when he handed over the demand notice in munich. "After numerous talks with michelin and political decision-makers, this first demand notice has an important signal effect for our city. We will continue to maintain close contact with the bavarian ministry of economic affairs and involve it in possible new settlements", the mayor was very pleased.

Since the michelin company announced in the fall of 2019 that it intended to close its tire plant with 850 employees in 2021, mayor soder has been working intensively with the task force transformation of the bavarian ministry of economics, the michelin management and other political decision-makers to support the economic conversion and further development of the approximately 240,000 square meters of michelin land. The first step is to investigate how the existing gas turbine steam power plant can sensibly continue to be operated.

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