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.
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.