Smart grid initiatives in the City of Vienna

Inquiry

17.05.2021

Within the framework of the STRIDE project ConPlusUltra analyses smart grid initiatives in the City of Vienna.

Vienna is particularly interesting as a model region for a number of reasons. Not only is Vienna the federal capital of Austria and has about 2 million inhabitants, but the city is also of particular importance from the point of view of energy consumption.
Vienna has a gross energy consumption of 39.678 GWh and a recent share of renewable energy of 20 %, based on gross energy consumption. The main energy sources in Vienna are 6 big power plants which use combined heat and power to provide heat and electricity to the grids. The 5 biggest power plants are powered by gas but there are also some smaller power plants using municipal waste or biomass.

Electricity use per capita 20,200 kWh/cap
Gross Energy consumption in Vienna per year 39.678 GWh/year
Primary energy consumption per capita in Vienna 25,316 kWh
Share of renewable energy in Vienna 20 percent

 

installed capacity for the renewable generation of electrical energy 2005-2008

Quelle: Energiedatenbank MA 20

The Seestadt Aspern, Viertel Zwei and Microgrid Campus in Vienna were selected as good practise examples. These three projects are intended to make a contribution to the energy transition in the City of Vienna and thus help to make the future of the city more sustainable and energy-efficient.
So it remains exciting to see what conclusions ConPlusUltra will come up to as a result of these assessments.

Read more details about these three best practice projects