// Wüstenrot set to become energy-plus community (ENVISAGE)


Connecting intermittent solar and wind power to the existing energy supply system presents a challenge. While biomass and cogeneration can help stabilise the power generation, electrical and thermal storage systems are also needed to fill gaps. ZSW is therefore involved in the “envisage” project to counter weather-related fluctuations in the electricity and heating provision by using both a balanced mix of energy from renewable sources as well as the smart control of generators, loads and storage systems. The aim is to achieve a reliable energy supply system for users with the highest possible share of energy from local renewable sources.

Further information:

Project website


Dr. Jann Binder
+49 711 78 70-209
Example of a municipality with extensive use of PV systems and associated grid requirements (Photo: Ingo Bartussek / Fotolia.com)