Vienna saves gas in heating plants

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After an extremely mild October and the first weeks of November, the demand for district heating in Vienna began to grow.

In order to preserve gas reserves, the Viennese energy company “Wien Energie” started this weekend to use extra light oil for heating in heating plants.

Four Viennese heating plants use gas when consumption is high in the case of particularly low temperatures and when the combined heating and power plants are not working. In this heating season, the systems will regularly use heating oil.

“Wien Energie” has so far stored almost 20,000 tons of fuel oil and concluded additional supply contracts. All the heating plants together have a power of 1,250 megawatts and in the event of a gas shortage they can guarantee the supply of Vienna together with waste incineration, biomass and industrial waste heat.

“During the summer, we filled the gas warehouses to over 90 percent. Despite this, the main priority is to save gas wherever possible. Therefore, our heating plants will use heating oil. This is a necessary measure to ensure supply in this crisis winter. We are working on climate-friendly alternatives for oil and gas. By 2040, we want district heating in Vienna to be produced exclusively in a climate-neutral way,” said Mihael ┼átrebl, president of the board of directors of “Wien Energie”.

Source: Eurocomm-PR

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