We believe that it is important for our customers to be able to identify and evaluate their poten-tial for saving energy. This is why we are currently carrying out a pilot project and supporting the town of Rheinbach in its objective of raising the awareness of local residents to the issue of energy efficiency and upgrades for existing buildings. An aerial sweep of the entire town of Rheinbach was carried out from the air and this forms part of a large-scale information cam-paign. Thermographic images of the town were obtained using a thermal-imaging camera. The images taken in March 2012 show weak points in the insulation for the roof of the building. We analysed all the images taken and made them available to the owners of the buildings at the beginning of 2013 – under strict compliance with regulations on data protection. RWE Deutsch-land offers all the local authorities granting concessions aerial thermographic images.
Projects on energy contracting can also make contributions to energy efficiency and climate protection. These projects lead to additional business opportunities for RWE. One such example is provided by our subsidiary company RWE Energiedienstleistungen which implemented this kind of contracting model at the ‘maritimo’ leisure pool in Oer-Erkenschwick (Germany) at the beginning of 2010. An advanced district heating power station supplies heat and electricity with an efficiency of up to 95%. This measure saves around 480 mt CO2 each year.
RWE Energiedienstleistungen operates a total of more than 150 customer power plants, including 46 dis-trict heating power stations with a total of 50.6 MW of electrical output. 7.2 MW of this power is generated using biomethane.
RWE Energiedienstleistungen (only in German)