Options needed to achiece energy-self-sufficiency in the district Güssing

Based on the results of the concept "Energy-self-sufficient district Güssing", in this project feasibility studies for a self-sufficient energy- (model) -system on the basis of regional renewable energy sources in the district Güssing will be elaborated. Thereby the second step towards implementation will be done.

Short Description

Starting position for this project is the already existing and implemented model "Energy-self-sufficient city of Güssing". For some years the city of Güssing provides itself with heat, power and fuels from local renewable resources. Since this model has been very successful it shall now be extended to the whole district. For that purpose a concept is developed (in the course of the first call). In that project it was already found out, that the supply rate in the district Güssing with energy from renewable energy carriers amounts to 71,73% in the area of heat, to 33,73% in the area of power and to 46,67% in the area of fuels. Thus, per year 18 m Euros of added value remain in the district Güssing.

The aim of this project is now, to investigate the feasibility and concrete implementation possibilities at concrete sites, based on the communities that were identified as potential sites in the first project, and thereby make a further step towards the realization of the energy-self-sufficient district Güssing. General aims of the project are energy-self-sufficiency of the district, use of renewable resources and thereby regional value added and creation and safeguard of jobs, as well as an increase of the publicity of the region as energy-model-system. These general aims can only be realized by the actual implementation of energy-self-sufficiency (in the third and last step).

In order to identify implementation possibilities for the energy-self-sufficiency in the district Güssing, concrete sites, in the communities that were - according to resources and energy demand - discovered as potential sites in the first project, are defined. After this, decisions for concrete technologies are made for each site, based on possibly applicable technologies that were filtered out - according to existing resources and energy demands - in the first project. In a next step the concept for logistics, that already exists on the level of the district from the first project, will be broken down to each of the concrete sites in respect of resources as well as of consumption. In order to ensure an economic operation of the plants required for energy-self-sufficiency, profitability analyses are carried out for each site and possibilities for financing are investigated. Thereby existing as well as basic conditions to be expected in the area of renewable energy will be considered. Considering the experience gained by the implementation of the model "energy-self-sufficient city of Güssing", optimal structures for the erection and operation will be determined for each site.

In principal, in the project timetable the work packages are scheduled in the order described above - with some overlapping, but will be carried out in an iterative process, so that the results of one work package can still influence respectively change the results of the other work packages.

As results of this project, concrete sites for plants, with which energy-self-sufficiency in the district Güssing can be realized, are expected. Further more, after the completion of the project, for each site a technology will have been selected, with which energy-self-sufficiency can be realized as efficient as possible. The concepts for logistics will have been adapted to the concrete sites regarding resources as well as consumption. From an economic site of view, profitability analyses for each plant / site, as well as knowledge of possible promotions for each plant / site and basic conditions that are existing respectively to be expected will be results of the project. According to this, preliminary talks with potential investors will have taken place. For each plant, that is required for the realization of the energy-self-sufficiency in the district Güssing, structures for the erection and operation will have been determined.

The overall result of the project is the feasibility of energy-self-sufficiency at concrete sites in the district Güssing. In turn, this overall result is the basis for the actual realization of the "energy-self-sufficient district" and the implementation of concrete (demonstration) plants, in the course of the third and last step. Subsequently the superior aim / the vision energy-model-system district Güssing will be reached!

By the realization of energy-self-sufficiency and the use of local resources independence from energy imports, regional value added and the creation of jobs, as well as high name recognition as energy-model-system can be expected as results f the project!

Project Partners

Project leader:
Mag.a Christiane Brunner

Europäisches Zentrum für erneuerbare Energie Güssing GmbH

Europäisches Zentrum für erneuerbare Energie Güssing GmbH
Mag.a Christiane Brunner
Europastraße 1
A-7540 Güssing

Project partners:

  • UBH Unternehmensberatung und Holding GmbH
  • Burgenländischer Waldverband GmbH
  • Güssinger Fernwärme GmbH
  • Unternehmens Invest, Beratungs und Beteiligungs GmbH
  • Renet GmbH