Work on the future local heating network in Dickenreishausen, which is being built and operated by Memmingen-based e-con AG, is progressing well. Currently, the heat pipes are being laid to the new development area and the network is being expanded as the land is developed.
Mayor Manfred Schilder, together with the project managers Peter Waizenegger (e-con AG board member, project development and operation), Andreas Müller (managing director of Alois Müller GmbH, piping and plant construction) as well as Hans Martin Geiger and Manfred Honold (Bioenergie Dickenreishausen GbR, heat supply), gained a personal impression of the construction progress.
Commissioning of the first households is planned for the end of 2020. Local heating customers in the “Am Ziegelstadel” development area will then use the waste heat from a biogas plant to heat their buildings. The planned connection of more than 40 buildings will save the equivalent of 250 tonnes of CO2 per year.
“Affordable heat from renewable resources has long since ceased to be a utopia. The city of Memmingen is setting a good example here. In the cooperation with e-con AG and Bioenergie Dickenreishausen, it can be seen that the changeover to a climate-friendly and sustainable heat supply is not as complicated as many suspect,” points out Lord Mayor Manfred Schilder.
Behind the environmentally friendly project is e-con AG from Memmingen. “The direct proximity of the new development area to the biogas plant was the unique opportunity to use the already existing waste heat. We did not want to let this opportunity pass us by. With this first step, the district will become less dependent on fossil fuels and make an enormous contribution to climate protection. The concept of regional added value, secure heat supply and affordable prices is fully justified at this point. The long-term goal is to supply not only the new development area but the whole of Dickenreishausen with CO2-neutral heat,” says Peter Waizenegger, CEO of e-con AG.