E.ON chosen as partner to cover the entire energy needs of Munich’s new ‘Werksviertel’ district
OREANDA-NEWS. Bayernwerk Natur, an E.ON subsidiary based in the greater Munich area, will be the energy supplier to Munich’s new ‘Werksviertel’ district near the city’s ‘Ostbahnhof’ railway station. With support from E.ON, the area around the former Pfanni factory site will become largely energy self-sufficient.
The project includes an innovative and sustainable concept for the supply of heating, cooling and power to the approximately 90,000 square meter area. Around 1,000 delivery points onsite in the 13 new buildings will be efficiently supplied with energy. The new Munich concert hall, that is to be built in the factory district, will also be integrated into this energy supply concept.
The investment needs for the development of the energy system will amount to some 6.4 million euros by2019. For the final stage of the development, an annual heat demand of around 10,000 megawatt hours (MWh), a power requirement of around 12,000 MWh and a cooling requirement of around 2,000 MWh are currently expected. The future energy demand of the concert hall is not included in these calculations.
“In the new energy world, which is the focus of E.ON’s strategic alignment, the on-site generation and distribution of energy plays an essential role. With our solution for this location in the heart of Munich, we can demonstrate our expertise in providing energy advice and meeting precisely these sorts of customer requirements,” emphasized Ingo Luge, Chairman of the Board of Management at E.ON Deutschland.
For the execution of the project and the day-to-day management of energy supplies, Bayernwerk Natur and OTEC have established the joint company Werk Kraft GmbH. OTEC owns the property of the former Pfanni site, which is at the center of the Werksviertel district. In terms of operation, Werk Kraft GmbH will also be in charge of all energy-related processes such as supply management, market communication, generation, residual energy procurement and billing.
Since January 1st, 2016, Werk Kraft GmbH has been supplying power to the site. To meet future energy needs, two natural gas-fired combined heat and power plants rated 850 kWe and 1,050 kWth each, three groundwater heat pumps and one absorption refrigeration unit will be installed at the site. In addition to this, one heating grid, one cooling grid and one power grid are to be set up along with some 20 new transformers. These installations will be used to generate up to 80 percent of the power needed onsite and to supply it directly to the residents of the factory district. In addition the site will also have a central connection to the high-voltage grid operated by Stadtwerke M?nchen.