Energy efficient heat supply in a municipality
Topic of the practice
Energy efficiency, renwable energy
Good Practice Information
In 2009, the village of Radibor decided to supply the community with 100 % bio-energy by a local heating grid. The energy is provided by two cogeneration units, which ensures the efficient use of energy sources. Additionally, two woodchip heating systems and two oil-fired boilers provide energy during peak demand.
The system covers the heat demand of the whole village (currently 52 households). Between 2009 and 2011 99,5 % of thermal energy was produced using biomass as the energy source. Photovoltaic systems and biogas plants are currently covering 92,5 percent of electricity demand in Radibor.
Evidence of success
Between 2008 and 2011 7.5 million kWh were generated, meeting the entire heat demand of the whole village.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Bautzen Innovation Centre (TGZ)
Annex completed on: 04-16-2013