Project description

In the Loadshift Oberwart project, an urban, cross-building load and energy management system for electricity, cooling and heating was designed, developed and tested, which enables the integration of renewables into the urban energy system through complementary load profiles and building types (residential / commercial / office / schools / municipal Infrastructure).

The development work took into account the (downstream) scalability of the overall system. Only components that are available on the market as a "basic version" are used. A standardized, non-IT-based connection solution was developed in order to simplify the implementation of the interfaces between the process control system and the individual systems.

The implementation of some of the business models developed and evaluated in the project sometimes failed due to legal or regulatory restrictions. The possibilities of energy communities and the associated network-specific "local tariffs" would significantly increase the potential of the system developed.

In a subsequent demonstration project, essential parts of the research project were implemented.

Project Partner

  • Municipality Oberwart
  • Wirtschaftsservice Oberwart GmbH
  • Energie Kompass GmbH
  • Wasserverband Südliches Burgenland
  • Abwasserverband Mittleres Pinka- und Zickental
  • Netz Burgenland Strom GmbH
  • Energie Burgenland Vertrieb GmbH & Co KG
  • Energie Burgenland - KWK Oberwart
  • Eaton Industries (Austria) GmbH
  • Oberwarter gemeinnützige Bau-, Wohn- und Siedlungsgenossenschaft reg. GenmbH
  • Unger Stahlbau Ges.m.b.H.
  • Telekom Austria Group M2M GmbH
  • Philips Austria GmbH