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Microelectric power plant in village Mikolajice

Organisation: Centre for Transport and Energy Website: Added: September 07, 2022
Project start date: March 28, 2018
Project end date: September 27, 2018


In Mikolajice in the Opava region, the first Wave microelectric power plant was launched in 2019, producing heat and electricity for the local municipal office, grocery store and fire station. The equipment, developed by the University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings at the Czech Technical University in Prague, consists of a so-called cogeneration unit that can supply not only heat but also electricity using a wood chip boiler. For buildings, industrial enterprises or smaller municipalities, this device thus enables at least temporary energy independence, for example, during a power outage.

Financial data

The project was financed by the European Regional Development Fund in the programming period 2014-2020, and received EUR 135 786.27.


Once the prototype is thoroughly tested, it should be prepared for commercialisation to be not only affordable but also easy to use. Ideally, this device could also be used as an independent energy source in homes, schools, accommodation facilities or small businesses. The current legislation must be changed so individual entities such as villages or local associations can sell surplus electricity generated by them to the grid at market prices.

Information sources

Website of the project

Other info

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.