Masterplan Giessen

Masterplan for the District Giessen

Duration: August 2016 - April 2017    

Collaborators: Climate and Energy Efficiency Agency (KEEA)        

Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

The district of Giessen is taking part in the programme „100% Masterplan for Climate Protection“. Its masterplan is elaborated among others by the University of Kassel.

Summary: The masterplan aims are quite ambitious: final energy consumption shall be reduced by 50% and GHG emissions by 95% until 2050 with the baseyear 1990. All sectors are covered, thus electricity,heat, transport as well as households, commerce, agriculture and industry. With these goals, masterplan regions are front-runners for the indispensable implementation of the same strategy on federal level.

The department of Energy Economics contributes to the district´s activities. The respective work package covers the creation of an energy and greenhouse gas balance, the calculation of reduction and renewable expansion potentials and the scenario development used to achieve the targets.

After the completion of the masterplan, the municipality will have a period of three years to implement first measures and to establish a monitoring system, aimed at supporting the process during the years to come.


Prof. Dr. Heike Wetzel
Tel. (0561) 804 - 7750