On Saturday, 11 June 2022, Maschinenring Wolfratshausen invited guests to Egling to celebrate its 50th anniversary, and the REPLACE heating transition project was also represented with its own info booth. The association with 1,200 members takes care of the machinery side of energy wood processing. With solidarity in mind, the members of the ring buy special machines, use them together and support each other.
At the anniversary event, Andreas Scharli from Energiewende Oberland gave advice at the REPLACE info booth to members of the machinery ring who operate heating networks themselves. “People who have already been operating heating networks for 10 or 15 years are currently overrun with enquiries. Customers want to become independent of imported oil and gas and switch to renewable energies from the region,” says energy consultant Andreas Scharli. Scharli supported the expert audience at the event with information on the expansion and economic operation of their grids.
The EU-funded heating transition project REPLACE aims to motivate citizens to exchange their old and inefficient heating systems and to switch to climate-friendly technologies. The project also targets professionals who advise on, plan and implement heating exchanges, as well as public authorities and investors.