Heat Master Plan – Development of a sustainable heating strategy for the people of Osnabrück

Client:
Stadtwerke Osnabrück

Duration:
April 2022 – April 2023

Background

In the energy transition, decarbonisation of the heat supply is currently still a major challenge. Stadtwerke Osnabrück wants to transform the heat supply while maintaining a balance between ecological, economic and social sustainability. This project therefore aims to develop economically feasible recommendations for action that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and serve as a working basis for the municipal utility.

Project goals

With the study, specific technology solutions are developed to derive short-, medium- and long-term measures in an implementation strategy. In the first step, after clarifying the initial situation, an inventory and potential analysis of the heat sources and sinks is carried out. The potential analysis is carried out at a high spatial resolution and includes both an analysis of the expansion and redensification potential of the heat network as well as local heat potentials and a potential determination of RES. Since the master plan is intended to enable the Osnabrück heating market to be developed through concrete measures to raise economic potential for the utility, concepts and solutions are evaluated in as much detail as possible from a techno-economic perspective. Reference building types as well as neighbourhood structures, spatial heat densities , network expansion and operating costs are considered to compare decentralised and centralised heat supply solutions.

Tasks of IREES

  • Coordination and project management

  • Potential analysis

  • Scenario development

  • Measures and implementation catalogue

STAFF

Dr. Jan Steinbach
Dr. Jan Steinbach
Jana Deurer
Jana Deurer
Eftim Popovski
Eftim Popovski
Catrice Christ
Catrice Christ