Kuhmo is a city of 9,200 inhabitants on the eastern border of Kainuu, Finland, and like many other municipalities in Finland, Kuhmo utilizes a district heating network in the city center. Kainuu is one of the forerunner regions in the use of wood energy in Finland and the EU. This is based on excellent wood energy knowledge and production (in harvesting, logistics and production). The total length of the district heating network is 28 km. The majority of buildings in the center of Kuhmo are connected to the district heating network.
More information on the city of Kuhmo can be found at www.kuhmo.fi
The full case study is available to download here Case Study for Kuhmo local bioenergy production