EnERGy eFFiCienCy anD enerGy turnaround ERlangen

Stand: 06.02.2023

As early as 2008, the city of Erlangen recognized the urgency of effective climate protection and adopted the "Energy EfficientER Action Program".

Core points are energy saving, increasing energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies: "An essential condition for effective climate protection in Germany is implementation on the ground in the cities and communities. To achieve the goals sought by the federal government, further measures and steps are therefore also required in Erlangen in the medium and long term, with all players in the city to make their contribution."

Building on the Action Program Energy EfficientER of 2008, the city of Erlangen 2012 with the program "Energy Turnaround ERlangen"  ambitious goals and supplemented the measures of 2008:

  • CHP plants (electricity) - 50% of electricity demand by means of high-efficiency CHP plants by 2030
  • Regenerative energy (electricity) - 50% of electricity demand based on renewable energies by 2030
  • Regenerative energy (heat) - Complete switch to renewable energies in heat supply by 2050
  • Energy efficiency -. Reduction of energy consumption by 22% compared to 1991 by 2025
  • CO2 savings - Reduction of CO2 emissions by 22% compared to 1991 by 2025

Together with the resolution "Energy transition ERlangen" a city-internal catalog of measures developed. This catalog of measures is now continuously adapted and was also used for the preparation of the Integrated Climate Protection Concept (2016)

To what extent have the 2012 targets been implemented so far? (As of 2020)

The expansion of renewable energies progressed significantly faster than planned in 2012. If only 50% of the electricity demand should come from renewable energies by 2025, it is already almost 80% in 2019 (ESTW 2020). The high share of green electricity also reduced the city's CO2 emissions by 24% between 1990 and 2014 (Integrated Climate Protection Concept 2016). This means that the target set by the Energy EfficientER action program has already been achieved nine years earlier than planned. However, the situation is different when it comes to savings in final energy consumption. Instead of a reduction in energy consumption, it increased by 14% from 1990 to 2014. So there is still a lot to do in this area.

Environmental Protection and Energy Office

Officer: Reiner Lennemann


Schuhstraße 40
91052 Erlangen


Montag: 09:30 - 15:00 Uhr
Dienstag: 09:30 - 15:00 Uhr
Mittwoch: 09:30 - 15:00 Uhr
Donnerstag: 09:30 - 15:00 Uhr
Freitag: 09:30 - 12:00 Uhr