Leipzig aims to reduce its per capita CO2 emissions by 10% per year to reach a sustainable level of 2.5 t by 2050. To fulfil this goal, it has drawn up an Energy and Climate Protection Work Programme, outlining priority measures and projects to be implemented by the municipality, public transport association and municipal utilities.

The long-term vision for 2050 aims at enhancing consumption of renewable energy produced in the city and virtually connecting all participating generation, storage and consuming entities in order to balance energy consumption and production and enable new services. The goal of the city is to develop a 2050 strategy that can be replicated in districts not only in Leipzig, but in other cities across Europe.



Lindenauer Hafen and Dunker neighbourhood

Virtual Positive Energy Community


Personalised informative billing

Human-centric energy management and control decision support

Decarbonisation of district heating

Heat storage

ICT integration

Intelligent EV charging and storage

Micro grid inside the public grid

Heating demand control

  • Reduce CO2 emissions per capita to a sustainable level of 2.5t by 2050;
  • As-is analysis of energy availability and use in the areas of economics, communal requirements, household consumption and transportation;
  • Emission balance;
  • Potential analyses for energy conservation, energy efficiency, fossil fuels and renewable energy; trend and action scenarios for 2030 and 2050;
  • Instruments and Measures Catalogue;
  • Vision scenario for 100% renewable energy use.

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