The S3Boiler Plant, Brezová pod Bradlom
Investment in reconstruction of the S3 Boiler Plant in Brezová pod Bradlom - totalling 2.7 million EUR - enabled the extension of the original gas heat source through a boiler for the combustion of wood biomass with an output of 5.2 MW (2 x 2.6 MW) and connection of the Záhumnie S2 heat source. The reconstruction was funded by the Environment Operational Programme from the Slovak Ministry of the Environment. The result of the reconstruction was an increase in energy security and mitigation of the impact of increasing gas prices on the price of heat. The Brezová pod Bradlom S3 boiler plant was put into operation in 2011 and at present supplies heat to 90% of the population of the city.