The Kolping city of Kerpen, located in the German Rhine-Erft district, is planning to become a highly modern innovation center and a technology nucleus in the Rhineland region by 2032 within the framework of the "SpeicherStadtKerpen" project. With the signing of the cooperation agreement by partners innogy Westenergie, Siemens Energy and Stadtwerke Kerpen, the Kolping city with its approximately 70,000 inhabitants has reached another important milestone for this ambitious future project.
Siemens Gas and Power GmbH & Co. KG is the global energy business of the Siemens group, which has been working with its customers on solutions for the evolving demands of industry and society for more than 150 years. With planned stock listing, Siemens’ energy business will operate independently as Siemens Energy in the future.
It will offer broad expertise across the entire energy value chain, along with a comprehensive portfolio for utilities, independent power producers, transmission system operators, the oil and gas industry, and other energy-intensive industries. With its products, solutions, systems, and services, Siemens Energy will address the extraction, processing, and transport of oil and gas as well as power and heat generation in central and distributed thermal power plants, and power transmission and technologies for the energy transformation, including storage and sector-coupling solutions. The majority stake in Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will round out its future-oriented portfolio. With its commitment to leading the way in decarbonization of the global energy system, Siemens Energy will be a partner of choice for companies, governments, and customers on their path to a more sustainable future. With around 90,000 employees worldwide, Siemens Energy will help shape the energy systems of today and tomorrow.
About innogy Westenergie GmbH
innogy Westenergie GmbH is the leading energy company in Western Germany with about 9,000 employees. As part of the E.ON Group innogy Westenergie combines all activities in the fields of municipalities, concessions and network cooperations in North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Lower Saxony. The innogy Westenergie Group is responsible for and operates about 180,000 km of electricity grids with about 5 million electricity withdrawal points, 24,000 km of gas grids with about 450,000 exit points as well as 10,000 km of broadband and 5,000 km of water networks. Thus innogy Westenergie creates a secure supply and constant added value that stays in the regions. The energy company has set itself the goal to actively participate in shaping the intelligent energy landscape of the future. innogy Westenergie therefore offers holistic services as well as network and infrastructure solutions for modern municipalities and develops these tailor-made in close dialogue with them, especially in their 1.300 partner municipalities. In the field of network services innogy Westenergie develops intelligent solutions for the network infrastructure of municipalities, companies, network operators and public utilities.
About the Kolping City Kerpen
The Kolping city of Kerpen with its approximately 68,000 inhabitants is the largest city in the Rhine-Erft district in North Rhine-Westphalia. The city is located in the Rhenish lignite mining area and in the Cologne Bay only a few kilometres west of Cologne and covers an area of approx. 14 km². Since 19 March 2012 Kerpen has the official addition of Kolpingstadt. The city administration of Kerpen employs about 1.000 people.
In times of structural change in the Rhenish lignite mining area, Kerpen is a town that is looking for, or has found, a way to bring together ecology, economy, technical progress and social change in an integrated concept with the "SpeicherStadt - Strategie". It thus strives for a new and sustainable form of spatial and urban development and social life. The idea: "...the good life in the urban landscape" as the fourth (r)evolution after the Neolithic (ca. from 8,000 BC), the industrial (ca. from 1800 BC) and the digital (ca. from 1970 BC) using the example of the "SpeicherStadt" as the contemporary "tool" of today's sustainably budgeted society".
Stadtwerke Kerpen Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Stadtwerke Kerpen was founded with a passion for fresh ideas and future-oriented energy concepts. Stadtwerke Kerpen develops and markets attractive, sustainable products and services specifically for the people of Kerpen. Shape the energy future together with Stadtwerke Kerpen.