Energy for culture, commerce, and the heart

The eastern part of Munich is taking off. Where 40 years ago potato dumplings and motorcycles rolled off the assembly lines in the so-called Werksviertel behind the “Ostbahnhof” (train station), the industrial area is today a meeting place for the creative and start-up scene. This prime example of innovative urban development offers ample space– not just for culture and commerce, but also plenty of space for living and working. The goal of the energy concept is that more than 2,600 people will make their home in the quarter – and around 12,600 more will pursue their profession here. And the electrifying factor will be: With our energy concept, we will supply the required energy and energy efficiency for the Werksviertel district.

Facts and figures

A model for all


The urban energy concept for the much-publicized Werksviertel in Munich is future-oriented. The decentralized system, which is linked between the sectors of electricity, heating, cooling and e-mobility, offers tremendous potential in terms of energy efficiency, flexibility and system security. This holistic energy concept brings together the idea of ​​local energy generation in the middle of Munich with optimal reliability of supply, lower energy consumption and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Efficient technology interacting creatively

The heart of the innovative energy concept in the Werksviertel is a groundwater geothermal plant and two natural gas-fired combined heat and power plants with an energy efficiency of 90 percent. In addition, photovoltaic systems produce electricity for the operation of heat pumps and for the electromobility infrastructure in the district. A tailor-made local supply network transports electricity, heat and cooling to private consumers and companies. In the Werksviertel, old meets new, and efficient energy meets a wide variety of customers. The place invites to creative and sometimes unconventional exchange. Dumplings have not been made here for some time now. But today, our technical solutions for efficient energy ensure that Munich's new creative quarter at the Ostbahnhof will be well-rounded.

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