Energy-Sponge-Bruck (Energieschwamm Bruck an der Mur)
Starting point / motivation
The future development of the grid-based energy supply system of small and medium urban regions with 10,000 to 20,000 inhabitants is basically not as advanced as the urban development itself. While on the urban or on the city district level there usually are clear strategies regarding the future development, this strategically important basic work is not yet done for the energy sector.
Contents and goals
The aim of the exploration study for the urban region Bruck/Oberaich "Energieschwamm Bruck" or "Energy-Sponge-Bruck" is to establish clear and stringent basics for a flexible development of the future energy system. Therefore an energy development concept as well as a cadaster for short-term implementation measures is going to be applied. This structured approach can be further used as a framework for a general energy conception method, valid for small and medium urban regions with 10,000 to 20,000 inhabitants.
The exploration study "Energieschwamm Bruck" is structured in three parts to be processed sequentially. First, the status quo of today's energy system in Bruck an der Mur is modelled and possible potentials of energy streams to be integrated are collected. Besides that, potentials in terms of further development of the power grid or gas district heat are discussed. In the following part an optimal energy development strategy for Bruck an der Mur is elaborated. In the part "framework for implementation", the cadaster for short-term implementation measures, the general energy conception method described above is going to be applied.
Bruck's energy supply with electricity, gas and district heat is carried out by different market-players (Stadtwerke Bruck, Brucker Biofernwärme, Energie Steiermark, private owners of PV and hydro-plants). All of them have to deal with a different environment facing different success factors and implementation barriers. This requires a transdisciplinary approach that provides answers on both the technological level as well as organisational level.
Clear and stringent basics for a flexible development of the future energy system will be established. An energy development concept as well as a cadaster for short-term implementation measures are going to be applied.
- Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Kienberger, Montanuniversität Leoben, Chair of Energy Network Technology
- Mag. Ing. Robert Hermann, Montanuniversität Leoben, Industrial Liaison Department
Project or cooperation partners
- Stadtwerke Bruck an der Mur GmbH
- Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
- Brucker BIO Fernwärme GesmbH
- Stadtgemeinde Bruck an der Mur
Scientific Project Coordinator:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Kienberger, Chair of Energy Network Technology
Tel.: +43 (3842) 402 - 5400