Wangen im Allgäu, Germany

Wangen im Allgäu, Germany

  • Target: 100% energy supply for electricity (by 2020) and heating (by 2030)
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Solar PV and thermal, biogas, biomass cogeneration, and hydropower.
  • Implementation: Wangen im Allgäu is a historic city in southern Germany. The town currently derives half of its electricity demand from renewable energy sources mostly solar PV (21,121 MWh/year) followed by biogas (15,128 MWh/year) and hydro (9,080 MWh/year).  Currently, approximately 8% of the town heating needs are provided by biomass, heat pumps and solar thermal collectors. Expansion of the wood chips biomass facility is planned as well as the development of a new CHP plant and new hydro power facilities. The latter would provide much higher RE supplies in the near future. It is envisaged that the town's goal to reach a 100 percent energy supply in both electricity and heating will be realized by upgrading the existing wood-fired power plant and by upgrading the production of electricity power from water power plants operated by the public utility company.
  • Population: 27,109 (2017)
  • Area: 101.28 km2(39.10 sq mi)
  • Link: (In German) https://www.wangen.de/buerger/leben-in-wangen/umwelt-und-entsorgung/energie.html
Wangen im Allgäu, Germany

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