The city of Herzogenrath plans to cover its energy demand with zero CO2 emissions by 2030. Building on an existing solar farm operated by GREEN Solar, the concept involves, among other things, expanding the generation of power from solar energy as well as building a number of wind turbines. The power generated from renewable sources will be stored and converted into electricity during times when no energy is produced from sun and wind, and supplied to homes in Herzogenrath.
The “CO2-free Herzogenrath” concept project also provides for not only making the generated electricity available to the city’s households, but also to enable its use for the growing number of electric vehicles. Local industrial companies are also expected to be brought on board the project through their decarbonization activities.