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Wangen im Allgäu, Germany

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Wangen im Allgäu is a historic city in southern Germany with a population of 29,093 (2015). The town currently derives 50% of its electricity needs 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 such that higher RE shares can be achieved in the near future.

As a matter of fact, Wangen’s goal is to reach a 100 percent energy supply based on renewables for all community facilities by 2020 (electricity) and 2030 (heat). These goals 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.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

General Details

Timeline: 100% Renewable Electricity by 2020 and 100% Renewable Heat by 2030

Status Quo

Percentage of RE in the total energy consumption:
50% of electricity provided with RE and 8% of Heating needs provided with RE

Project Features

Scope of engagement
yes Local/regional
Quality of the objectives
No information
Binding effect of the objectives
yes 100% REresolution made unanimously by county council/ government