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Smart Innsbruck implements large-scale energy efficient measures

Monika Dimitrova, The Mayor Summary Innsbruck is the capital city of Tyrol in western Austria. It is in the valley, at its junction with the Wipp valley, which provides access to the Brenner Pass some 39 km to the south. The population is around 130,000 inhabitants. The Austrian city defined...


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Tests ongoing on third well for Austrian geothermal heating project

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary A third well has been drilled for a geothermal heating plant in Ried, Austria, with ongoing tests - it is planned to connect it soon to the existing district heating system to meet growing heat demand. The third well for Austria’s largest...


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Vienna Smart City Pilot Project

Bernd Richter and Andreas Schuster, T&D World Summary Austria’s capital city of Vienna is creating a new district in which the buildings, electrical grid and energy market will be monitored continuously in a world-class living laboratory that incorporates new distribution grid solutions...


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The air we need to breathe

EURACTIV Summary This article is part of our special report Local utilities in the energy transition. Local infrastructure companies like Wiener Stadtwerke are already working hard to achieve the ambitious EU climate and energy goals for 2050. We can innovate and incite changes - but...


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INNIO Completes Carve-out from General Electric and Emerges as Stand-alone Energy Company

Press Release, Business Wire JENBACH, Austria--( BUSINESS WIRE )--INNIO today announces that Advent International has completed the acquisition of GE’s Distributed Power business and is now a stand-alone energy company rebranded as INNIO. The transaction includes the Jenbacher and...


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The future of energy supply: Combined energy storage a key technology

Graz university of Technology, Phys.org Summary The idea is simple. A team headed by Franz Georg Pikl, a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management at TU Graz, has combined the advantages of pumped storage technology and heat storage using water as...


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How these 'ecocities' make environmental living a reality

Isabella O'Malley, The Weather Network Summary Geothermal-heated sidewalks and efficient public transit powered by bioenergy might sound too good to be true, but for some ecocities this is just a normal part of commuting to work. As developing regions accumulate wealth and develop into...


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Simulation based evaluation of large scale waste heat utilization in urban district heating networks: Optimized integration and operation of a seasonal storage

Summary The integration of renewable heat sources and industrial waste heat in urban district heating (DH) networks is essential for a sustainable and low-carbon heat supply and therefore a key element for a future prove energy system. Achieving this integration requires the investigation of...


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Slovenia’s Petrol lands district heating digitalization project in Austria

Balkan Green Energy News Summary Slovenian energy group Petrol has signed an agreement with Austrian energy company Wien Energie to carry out the first phase of district heating network digitalization in Vienna, Petrol has said in a statement. The DigitalIntelligent Smart Networks – District...


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District heating shows lower total socio-economic cost in future energy system

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Graph: Aalborg University Summary What would the economic impact on a future energy system be if one were to unlock the full solar thermal potential in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Italy? According to a study conducted by Aalborg University as part of...