Case Study: 88kW ETA Hack wood chip boiler, Tapanui Medical Centre, West Otago

Ribbonwood Country Home, Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand
a case study by Rob Mallinson of Living Energy, prepared with funding from EECA, June 2018

An examination of the deployment of a small-scale wood chip boiler at a rural medical facility in West Otago, the potential risks involved, how the risks were managed, and the outcomes.


  1. Backgroud
  2. Business Case
  3. Equipment specifications
  4. What actually happened ?
  5. Sensitivity analysis
  6. Risk analysis
  7. Summary

Image: The Medical Centre (foreground) with the Ribbonwood Country Home at the rear

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