Energy Management in Municipalities in the EU and Germany


The goal of municipal energy management is to design all relevant internal administrative processes in such a way that the energy consumption of municipal facilities is permanently minimised. There are opportunities for action in various fields of activity, like buildings, electricity use, mobility and energy systems. Energy management relieves municipalities of up to 20 percent of energy and water costs in supplying their properties.

This report by EUKI project MENERGERS – Energy Managers’ Services in Municipalities provides information on the organization and status of municipal energy management in Germany and the European Union. Various topics such as municipal organizational structure, external communication, data situation, energy transition, education and barriers are addressed. Exemplary examples from practice are woven into the individual thematic chapters. At the end, the respective municipal energy management of the four German municipalities Birkenwerder, Treuenbrietzen, Ludwigsfelde and Hanover as well as the European municipalities Vienna, Delft and Aradippou are presented in more detail.

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