Groundbreaking ceremony for local heat in Hohenstadt

GP JOULE will supply private and municipal buildings with energy from Renergiewerke Hohenstadt from winter 2023/24 onwards

Groundbreaking ceremony for local heat in Hohenstadt

Buttenwiesen/ Hohenstadt, 09. November 2022

This ground-breaking ceremony marks the beginning of the future of heating in Hohenstadt. This is because the construction work marks the beginning of the local heat network in the town. From winter next year, the first private households and municipal buildings will be supplied with renewable heat. The waste heat from the local biogas plant, which is a by-product of electricity generation, is used for this purpose. With its own heat network, Hohenstadt will in future be independent of the global energy market and environmentally harmful fossil fuels.

"The construction work that is now beginning will make the supply of Hohenstadt and its citizens more independent and environmentally friendly," said Mayor Günter Riebort at the symbolic groundbreaking ceremony on 4 November on the site of the Buck biogas plant. "We are glad to have started discussions with GP JOULE two years ago so that we can get started now. There is no time to lose."

"The support from the municipality is really great," confirms Nicolas Frisch, project manager of GP JOULE "We are also happy that we can now get started with the work." The heat will be supplied by the Buck biogas plant. The construction work begins with the supply line to the future heat centre, which is to be built at the car park on the eastern edge of the town. After that, the lines will follow first in the streets Merklinger Straße and Hauptstraße, then in Gartenstraße, Im Grund and Friedhofstraße. This is followed by Kirchgasse and Schulstraße. Already 69 connections are under contract now. However, other interested parties can still be included in the planning, says project manager Frisch.

The municipality not only supports the heat network on a communal level, it is also a consumer of the heat itself. Several community buildings will be connected, including the town hall, the kindergarten and the fire station and town hall. Together, they require an average of 220 megawatt hours of heat per year, which will soon be generated locally and in a climate-friendly way. In view of rising prices, this not only saves money compared to a conventional heat supply, but also more than 75,000 kilograms of climate-damaging carbon dioxide - every year.

Secure heat supply - for now and the future

For GP JOULE, climate protection goes hand in hand with community benefits. "Using existing, renewable heat sources is an important factor on the way to a safe future," says Felix Schwahn, head of GP JOULE's heat department, "on the one hand for planning safety, and on the other hand for the preservation of nature and the environment for future generations. Hohenstadt is going the right way at the right time." Further connection users are very welcome. interested parties can read all information about the project as well as tariffs and offer packages, request further information or arrange a consultation.


About Renergiewerke Hohenstadt

Renergiewerke Hohenstadt was founded with the aim of supplying the town with renewable and affordable heat from the region. GP JOULE, the specialist for renewable energy solutions, can provide a wide range of references from the implementation of other local heat networks. The municipality of Hohenstadt supports the construction of the local heat network. The plan is to supply the municipality's buildings. Likewise, all citizens can have themselves connected to the local heat network. The waste heat from the local biogas plant Buck Bioenergie is used for the heat network of Renergiewerke Hohenstadt. This means that the added value remains local: from the region, for the region.



Founded in 2009 based on the belief that a 100% renewable energy supply is feasible, GP JOULE is now a system provider for integrated energy solutions from solar, wind and biomass power as well as being a partner at the supply level for electricity, heat, hydrogen and electric mobility. GP JOULE is thus a pioneering company in sector cross-linkage. Around 400 people work for the medium-sized group of companies in Germany, Europe and North America. GP JOULE is the winner of the Schleswig-Holstein Business Environment Award 2019 and the German Renewables Award 2020.


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