Joint project QUARREE100: resilient energy supply systems in existing urban districts considering the complete integration of renewable energies

Project staff
Stefan Gößling-Reisemann (†), Torben Stührmann (project lead), Tino Mitzinger, David Beier, Christian Schnülle, Johannes Röder, Benedikt Meyer

11/2017 - 10/2022

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie sowie das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Entwicklungsagentur Region Heide AöR, Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg, Fachhoschule Westküste, Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Fraunhofer -Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Angewandte Materialforschung (IFAM), Institut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität – Recht, Ökonomie und Politik e. V., Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), Entelios AG, IPP ESN Power Engineering GmbH, Consolinno Energy GmbH, Stadtwerke Heide, Tachycon GmbH, Vater Holding GmbH, Stadt Heide

The energy transition needs new ideas and integrated solutions to succeed. This project addresses some of the biggest challenges, develops technical, conceptual and transformative solutions for urban districts and exemplifies them under real operating and regulatory conditions. The aim of the project QUARREE100 is the development of scalable and transferable energy system solutions for existing urban districts seeking a high share of renewable energies in all energy sectors, the integration of the urban district in the overall energy system and the provision of broad opportunities for participation processes. This requires innovative technologies that, on the scale of urban districts and regional alliances from settlements, trade and industry, contribute to a highly flexible dispatch of energy sources, including the coupling of the associated supply systems. These are developed, tested and implemented in the project in the urban district.

Furthermore, transferable tools are needed for the planning of integrated, system-appropriate and resilient district-based energy systems, for which a modular system with tools from simulation and analysis to participation concepts is developed. The developed technologies, systems and concepts will be used in the urban district laboratory Rüsdorfer Kamp (Heide) for the participative transformation and development of a heterogeneous urban district. Their performance and transferability will be checked with a sophisticated monitoring concept. The basic R & D and implementation phases of the project are closely interlinked to allow for an intensive collaboration and are provided by an interdisciplinary consortium of science, regional decision makers and companies. Through the early involvement of the local population, the transdisciplinary character of the energy transition i s taken into account and an adaptable tool set for other urban districts and regions will be developed.

Project lead

Torben Stührmann


University of Bremen
artec Sustainable Research Center
Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 7
28359 Bremen

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