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07. Dec 2015 - 10th Project Manager Meeting EnEff:Stadt in Lüneburg

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At the start of the meeting the findings from EnEff:Stadt’s "Energy transition business model" workshop, which was held in Oberhausen from 21/22 October, were first of all summarised. In addition to researchers, representatives from local authorities, public utilities, energy cooperatives and consulting companies had been invited there to discuss ways of achieving an “energy transition business model”. However, the focus of the first day was on the presentation of the host project, “Climate-neutral Campus at Leuphana University Lüneburg”, with a subsequent site visit. In addition, a new EnEff:Stadt pilot project, the “Berlin Adlershof Energy Network”, was also briefly presented. The energy network shall substantially help the Adlershof science and technology centre actually achieve its aim of reducing its primary energy requirement by at least 30 per cent by 2020.

The project managers were given the opportunity to register their specific discussion needs ahead of the meeting. These were then discussed in four self-organised working groups.

Issues raised by the working groups:
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of implementing tools such as contracting, intracting and energy costs budgeting?
  • How can extensive data monitoring be used beyond the scope of the projects? How can the experience with software tools and other applications such as simulations, forecasts, energy planning guidelines, etc. be shared?
  • Do net energy plus housing estates benefit or burden the energy system? What will future billing models with energy suppliers look like?
  • What role is played by the users/end customers? How can they become local innovation drivers? Are they given sufficient weight in the research – including in EnEff:Stadt? And how must technology be conveyed or adapted to user needs?

At the beginning of the second day, the accompanying research team provided a condensed assessment of its work since the start of the funding initiative in 2007. This is in light of the re-tendering of the accompanying scientific research from January 2016 with a new team that will supervise the projects and research work both in the field of “energy-optimised construction” (EnOB) as well as in the EnEff:Stadt and EnEff:Wärme research initiatives. The topics of the final four workshops therefore reflected the work of the previous accompanying scientific research:

  • Findings of IEA Annex 51 "Energy efficient communities": The guideline for communal energy planning
  • Internal & external communication
  • Energy-related and economic aspects as well as regulatory frameworks for electricity and heating
  • Energy assessment, measurements, technology and economic feasibility: Project contributions, balancing methods, findings.


The talks given at the 10th Project Manager Meeting:

Findings of the “Energy transition business model” practice workshop in Oberhausen
Thomas Bloch, pro:21 GmbH

Climate-neutral Campus Scharnhorststrasse/Bockelsberg
Karl F. Werner, Dr Oliver Opel, Professor Wolfgang Ruck, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Berlin Adlershof energy network
Anja Hanßke (TU Berlin), Professor Susanne Rexroth (HTW Berlin), Jörn Guder (Siemens AG)

EnEff:Stadt accompanying research 2008-2015 – Findings and experiences
Carsten Beier, Fraunhofer UMSICHT

Working group and workshop findings:

“Contracting as an implementation tool” Working Group (slides)
“Contracting as an implementation tool” Working Group (findings)
“Energy monitoring” Working Group (findings)
“Net energy plus districts” Working Group (slides)
“Users as research subjects” Working Group (slides)
“Users as research subjects” Working Group (findings)

“IEA Annex 51 – Guidelines for communal energy planning” workshop
“Internal and external communication” workshop
“Energy-related/economic aspects relating to heating and electricity” workshop
“EnEff:Stadt demonstration projects - Energy, measurements, technologies, economic feasibility” workshop

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