Submitted by: Linz Strom GmbH für Energieerzeugung, -verteilung und Telekommunikation
Implemented country: Austria
Title: District Heating and Storage in Linz, Austria
Since 1970 Linz Strom GmbH has provided the city of Linz with district heating and electricity. The strategy of energy supply is based on efficient cogeneration. To have a sustainable backup for this strategy, a biomass facility with the world’s fifth largest heat reservoir was constructed at the district heating facility in the center of Linz. This and the use of renewable energy enabled providing highest possible energy efficiency and maximum conservation of energy to serve the provincial capital with sustainable district heating and electricity. The innovation of the project is the combination of modern energy utilization technology with approved engineering and highly available storage technology.