Since 1984, Styria has drawn up an energy plan
with two objectives i.e. energy conservation and efficiency, and the
development of local and renewable energy sources. The Styrian Regional Energy Agency was
created to implement the plan. Concerning projects related to biomass, the
Agency works in collaboration with the Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry.
Within a few years, the number of district heating networks burning wood has
increased considerably. Today there are more than 170 networks totalling more
than 180 MW, most of which are operated by co-operatives and by municipalities.
Assistance to wood
district heating networks in both technical and organisational aspects, in
collaboration with different partners (Chamber of Agriculture, Biowärme...).
Region of operation and fields of application
. Styria mainly, but also many EU
- Urban and
semi-rural district heating networks.
References and publications
- Assistance to more than 170
district heating networks and micronets, about 50 of
which range in power from 1 to 3 MW and 13 of which are above 3 MW.
- 8 district heating networks are
operated by the municipalities ; more than 75 by
co-operatives and the remaining by private companies.
- Guide book : Biomass District
- Guide Book : For Municipal
- BIO Plan : Software for the planning of district heating