Twelve municipalities and municipal associations from upper and lower franconia joined forces three years ago to form an energy efficiency network (we reported). Now the implementation phase is getting underway. The partners are committed to driving forward the energy revolution and identifying potential savings with the aim of permanently reducing their own consumption. What is often difficult for municipalities to implement on their own should be easier in a group.
Cooperation in the "municipal energy efficiency network of upper franconia (keeno) is extensively subsidized by the federal ministry of the environment.
Experts on board
The municipalities are supported by the northern bavaria energy agency based in kulmbach. The experts will tell you how to correctly measure consumption in your properties. Potential savings are to be identified and concrete measures implemented with professional support.
As network manager wolfgang bohm said at the signing of the contract at the himmelkron "frankenfarm the project is also a good opportunity to discuss specific issues and share experiences at quarterly meetings. External experts should also have their say. "Finally, each participating municipality is to have its own energy officer."
Wolfgang bohm knows the problem: "especially in smaller communities, hardly any records are kept of energy consumption, and comparisons over several years are even rarer." He knows how important it is to meticulously assess the situation, especially at the beginning of the project.
District administrator klaus peter sollner spoke of a win-win situation: "this network will be successful, i'm quite sure of it."
Markus ruckdeschel from the northern bavaria energy agency emphasized that each participating municipality has contributed a building pool to the network. It is important to record the energy consumption in the municipal properties and to know what is happening in the buildings throughout the year. "The essential thing is that we accompany the municipalities in the analysis of weak points. They will receive a neutral
expertise from auben, for example, on how to regulate heat distribution in a school more sensibly.