Vienna is thus independent of natural gas

In the coming years, Vienna’s energy supply will be transformed, and every euro used will bring long-term independence, climate protection and price stability to Vienna, emphasizes Michael Strebl, chairman of Wien Energie’s board of directors.

The city will spend € 625 million on heat projects, € 334 million on further renewable electricity generation, € 90 million on green cooling, € 160 million on digitization, e-mobility and telecommunications, and € 90 million on further improving security of supply.

A Wien Energie a solar energy sees the greatest potential for development in the field of four hundred projects with a total capacity of 600 megawatts are under investigation. These include both roof-mounted solar systems and 10-megawatt projects in the city’s catchment area. In any case, the goal is to cross the 100-megawatt dream limit for installed solar panels in 2022. Wien Energie operates 320 solar power plants and solar systems in and around Vienna with a total capacity of 85 megawatts, the statement said.

In 2021, the energy company increased the amount of electricity generated using solar energy by 150 percent.

Solar panels are being installed on the House of the Sea.

Head: Wien Energie / Johannes Zinner

A district heating also play a key role in the decarbonisation of the city, by 2040 they want to cover 56 percent of Vienna’s heat demand with district heating. In the field of heat production, they also see the future in alternative solutions – the use of geothermal and environmental heat. In 2021, 23.6 percent of the district heat generated was already from renewable sources, and fifteen thousand homes and one hundred and twenty corporate customers were connected to the district heating network.

In a statement, Wien Energie emphasized the strong emphasis on research and green solutions, which currently focus on hydrogen stands. Construction of the first electrolysis plant will begin in 2022, and one of the gas turbines at the Donaustadt power plant will also be converted to blend green hydrogen with the gas on an experimental basis. They are also researching the possible utilization of green gases and waste materials, as well as various storage technologies, the Vienna City Office said.

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