International conference in Pfaffenhofen
To summarise the visit to Pfaffenhofen, the second international conference was on the agenda.
All participants met early in the morning at the headquarters of Stadtwerke Pfaffenhofen.
Pfaffenhofen's mayor Thomas Herker kicked things off by introducing the conference to all participants, both on site and ones connecting remotely.
After this exciting introduction, the participants delved deeper into the outlined topics. Dr. Peter Stapel (Head of Climate Protection and Sustainability at the city of Pfaffenhofen) explained the holistic approach that the city is pursuing.
Andreas Herschmann (chairman of the BEG) and Dr. Sebastian Brandmayr (technical manager of the SWP) then introduced the participants to the success factors of a citizen-led energy transition and explained in detail the resources used to realise projects in the region.
David Killilea then explained the cooperation between Pfaffenhofen and Galway (Ireland) and how the two cities are trying to strengthen energy cooperatives together.
At the end of the conference, Dr Helmut Muthig (member of the supervisory board of the BEG) gave the big picture of climate change and its manifestation in a climate clock in Pfaffenhofen.
Throughout the conference, there was lively interest in the topics, so that many questions were still asked after the conclusion. The conference, like the two previous events, was thus an important building block to further strengthening international communication and cooperation.
Photos: Sabine Seidl, Sebastian Wittmann