Traunstein District, Germany

Traunsee, Traunstein, Germany

  • Target: 100% renewable energy
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Hydropower, solar power and biomass energy.
  • Implementation: In 2007, the Traunstein district in the state of Bayern, Germany set the 100% target but it was only formally confirmed by the local government years later in 2013. The time taken was due to the many studies undertaken in the preceding years to examine the renewable energy potential of the region. These studies were conducted by several research institutes and a university. Today the total energy demand in the district is around 660 MWh without industry, and 1005 MWh with industry. In 2013, approximately 490 MWh was already produced from renewable energy sources. Hydropower provides around 146 GWh of this. In recent years, biomass has grown particularly rapidly and now supplies over 140 MWh. Solar power has also expanded significantly, from 18 MWh at the end of 2005 to 68 MWh in 2013. Today the district is continuing to expand its RE portfolio to achieve its long-term target. The district has chosen a community participatory approach to encourage further action. “Sonnenkreis Traunstein” for example was created as a regional network that makes use of local experience and knowledge to increase renewable energy implementation, and to encourage more efforts in energy saving and energy efficiency.
  • Population: 176,290 (2017)
  • Area: 1,533.92 km(592.25 sq mi)
  • Link: (In German),-667-prozent-des-strombedarfs-in-eigenleistung-erbracht-_arid,119800.html
Traunsee, Traunstein, Germany