Klima- und Energie-Modellregion Almenland (Austria)

Since 2016
Klima- und Energie-Modellregion (KEM)

6 municipalities

12.200 inhabitants

biggest coherent
low-alpine pasture
in Europe

Demo region Steiermark/Styria

One of the demo sites for the project CLUE will be in the Austrian province Styria within the modelregion „Climate friendly Naturpark Almenland”.

The Naturpark Almenland nature preserve is part of eastern Styria. Located in the midst of Styria, it is just 50 km north of the state and cultural capital Graz. With its 125 contiguous alpine pastures, the Almenland is one of Austria’s largest alpine regions.

The climate friendly modelregion is initiated and managed by the 6 municipalties and is supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Climate Action within the innovation program “Klima- und Energie-Modellregionen (KEM)”. The initiative encompasses 6 municipalities that all work together and cooperate in a public partnership for 10 different activities in the fields of efficiency, renewables energies und climate.

Short overview auf Naturpark Almenland

  • 6 municipalities
  • 369 sqkm
  • 12.200 inhabitants
  • ca. 500 – 1720m altitude
  • Since 2016 Klima- und Energie-Modellregionen (KEM) and partnership with Energie Steiermark
  • the biggest coherent low-alpine pasture in Europe
  • ca. 200.000 overnight stays/a
  • some (civil) hotspots but most time rural area
  • very good connected organizations

Within project CLUE

The Naturpark Almenland has a high density of photovoltaic systems. Together with our partner Energie Steiermark we are working on new cabeling projects and optimizing the electrical grid. With renewable energy communities and the planned central storage system, we have the chance to show how we can restructure the way of how we can bring people, renewables electricity and safe supply together.