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Clear ' Yes ' to the Zurich energy composite

In Altstetten and Parts of Höngg may be caused to the Energy network. The Voters have approved a loan of 127,8 million Swiss francs with a Yes-share of 87.7% clear.

The system uses two energy sources from the sewage treatment plant Werdhölzli: the heat of the purified waste water and the waste heat from the sewage Sludge. The energy potential of the treated wastewater at the Werdhölzli is around 264 GWh per year. Thanks to this energy, buildings can be both heated as well as cooled. The composite will be realized in three stages. First, in Höngg and in the territory of the railway line, Altstetten, to the North, a heat - and cold composite built. Thereafter, the district heating network is compacted in these areas, the demand accordingly.

In a third Phase, will then be areas of the conditions for the development of further Interconnection, in Altstetten-mid-and-South. The connection to the heating network is voluntary. In the end, the composite itself is not to be load-bearing.

In the advice in the municipal Council, the SVP recommended that only a 'no'. It was not the task to Finance a risky energy project, argued the party. Because it is unclear whether enough people will refer to this form of energy because it is environmentally friendly, but more expensive than Gas and heating oil. (sda)

Created: 10.02.2019, 17:03 PM

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