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Project Based On Geothermal Energy Used to Explore the Heating of Hamburg

In July of this year, German Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier introduced a venture by utility HAMBURG ENERGIE as one of many winners of the concepts competitors “Reallabore der Energiewende.” Consequently, Hamburg’s municipal vitality supplier now has the chance to safe subsidies for a future venture that may allow a dependable and affordable district heating provider based on renewable energies.

To this end, the corporate intends to prototype an idea within the district of Wilhelmsburg, which is able to function a blueprint for the warmth provide of the long run for Hamburg and past. Round 90 consortia from throughout Germany submitted their undertaking sketches to the concepts competitors as a part of the 7th Energy Research Program of the Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi). In whole, funding for the interval from 2019 to 2022 of as much as EUR 100 million per year has been awarded.

Decentralized options for vitality-optimized neighborhoods

HAMBURG ENERGIE despatched its “Integrated HeatWind Wilhelmsburg” mission, or IW3 for the brief, to the BMWi nationwide concepts competitors. The goal of that is to determine a decentralized warmth provide for the Wilhelmsburg district of Hamburg, which doesn’t require fossil fuels. For this purpose, heat, electricity, and mobility is intelligently linked with one another within the quickly rising district.

HAMBURG ENERGIE already operates a district heating community for 3,000 households within the Wilhelmsburg district, which is fed by varied vitality sources and managed intelligently. Constructing on the present technology components, the city vitality supplier is striving for a power-efficient and, sooner or later, CO2-impartial provide of the Elbe island Wilhelmsburg with its undertaking IW3 – Integrated Heat and Power Wilhelmsburg. HAMBURG ENERGIE makes use of the clever coupling of the sectors warmth, electricity, and mobility. A neighborhood market bundles all power producers and customers and allows a price-efficient provide of the neighborhoods.

Along with HAMBURG ENERGIE as lead companion, different challenge companions are intently concerned within the following detailed design and implementation: Geothermie Wilhelmsburg GmbH (GTW), VNG AG Leipzig, Consulaqua Hamburg mbH, HIC Hamburg Institute Consulting GmbH, University of Applied Sciences (HAW) Hamburg and the Christian Albrechts University (CAU) to Kiel.

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