Municipal heat supply plan for the city of Zirndorf

Client City of Zirndorf

Duration September 2023 – June 2024


In the energy transition, the decarbonization of heat supply is currently still a major challenge. The draft for a “Law for heat planning and for the decarbonization of heat networks” implements the obligation for comprehensive municipal heat planning (KWP) planned in the coalition agreement of the current federal government. The central importance of heat planning for the path to a climate-neutral heat supply is also made clear by the connection to the Building Energy Act, the amendment of which, the KWP as a central planning instrument, not only offers orientation for building owners, but also provides the basis for regulatory requirements with regard to possible solutions.

Goals and Results

With the call for tenders for the “Creation of municipal heat planning”, the city of Zirndorf is starting the process of carrying out and implementing heat planning at an early stage, before the nationwide obligation and thus is joining the group of pioneer cities. Municipal heat plans are an essential part of the climate change. The listed options for action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in heat supply form the basis for a greenhouse gas-neutral building stock and a greenhouse gas-neutral heat supply.

Tasks of IREES

  • Projectmanagement

  • Potential analysis of renewable heat

  • Target scenarios and development paths

  • Participation concept, consolidation strategy and communication strategy

  • Controlling-concept



Dr. Jan Steinbach
Dr. Jan Steinbach
Eftim Popovski
Eftim Popovski
Vanessa Schindler
Vanessa Schindler