SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CONCEPTS AND INNOVATIONS

We are looking for innovative ideas and concepts for the conversion/extension of the heat supply by integrating local resources (charging points, summer and winter tourism offers) for the commercial building of the winter and summer sports area of Riesneralm!

Riesneralm Bergbahnen is a Styrian winter & summer sports resort in Donnersbachwald, in the Styrian Enns Valley, boasting 32 kilometres of ski slopes and an e-bike rental service during the summer months.

Riesneralm Bergbahnen pursue a sustainable tourism strategy and have already implemented a number of innovative and sustainable measures.

  • Construction of its own hydropower station in 2019
  • Connection of the snow-making system to the hydropower station
  • 3D altitude measurement on snow groomers – slopes are prepared in a resource-saving way using a reference model

The region wants to develop into a climate-neutral skiing area and aims to become the innovation leader in the region.

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SPECIFICALLY, WE ARE LOOKING FOR INNOVATIVE IDEAS AND CONCEPTS FOR THE CONVERSION/EXTENSION OF THE HEAT SUPPLY BY INTEGRATING LOCAL RESOURCES (E-CHARGING STATIONS, TOURIST SUMMER AND WINTER OFFERS) FOR THE FOLLOWING APPLICATIONS:

Conversion of the commercial building previously heated with oil to renewable energies (excl. biomass).
Consideration of intelligent control instruments and innovative storage technologies (integrating electric car/bike charging infrastructure)
Digital communication of ecology and services to customers (visualisation, “experience”, communication elements, etc.)
Sustainable services for winter (skiing) and summer tourism customers (biking, hiking), integrating existing resources.

PARTIAL CONCEPTS ARE POSSIBLE AND DESIRED!

FRAMEWORK CONDITIONS:

Riesneralm’s valley station building houses offices, a restaurant, meeting rooms, a cashier area, storage rooms and other areas for use (for mountain rescue etc.).

  • Current energy demand:

    • Heat: Annual heating oil consumption approx. 8,000 litres; boiler heat output range 29-37 kW
    • All rooms are heated by the oil heating system via radiators
    • Power consumption: Approx. 15,000 kWh p.a.
    • Water is currently being heated using electric boilers
    • All rooms are heated via floor heating (except for cashier area, which has an electric floor heating system)
  • Heating is to be converted to regenerative sources of energy.

    • Solutions using biomass are not sought by the client
  • Usable in direct vicinity / can be integrated into overall concept

    • 4 electric car charging stations
    • Sports equipment rentals incl. electric bicycle rentals
    • Additional roof area (chair depot nearby) of approx. 360 m2
    • Customer parking spaces for day skiers

Present your ideas for implementation together with a detailed concept description and present your ideas to a jury of experts.

We are looking for concrete implementation concepts and sustainable ideas!

WE OFFER:

ACCESS TO AN EXTENSIVE PARTNER NETWORK AND THE CHANCE TO IMPLEMENT YOUR CONCEPT!

  • Network of partners: Our partner network helps you with product development

  • Market access: Benefit from the reach and trust that Energie Steiermark enjoys in the further development of your concept

  • Communication: Benefit from ongoing support and communication measures in the Next-Incubator networks.

We guarantee you ownership of your business model within the framework of a confidentiality agreement. Should your concept be implemented, the conditions will be agreed separately.

WE WOULD LIKE TO GO THROUGH THE FOLLOWING PROCESS WITH YOU:

Our Partners

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