Energy supply “Wunsiedel shows what the energy world of tomorrow will look like”

Energy supply “Wunsiedel shows what the energy world of tomorrow will look like”

Energy supply

The common history of Andreas Schmuderer and Marco Krasser begins with a provocation. “Folks, says Santa Claus, don’t buy anything from him!” calls Krasser Schmuderer when he’s in his office for the first time. That’s five years ago, Schmuderer, the manager, spoke to Krasser, the head of the public utility company. He knows two-thirds of all municipal energy managers in the country, says Schmuderer. And nobody is like Krasser. “First things get built in Wunsiedel, and then the glossy brochures are printed.”

Schmuderer and Krasser have long been partners. And in the small town of Wunsiedel they are implementing what will one day flourish for the whole republic – if the energy transition doesn’t want to get stuck with the mass conversion of coal-fired power plants to natural gas. “In Wunsiedel,” says Schmuderer, “we can see what the energy world of tomorrow will look like – if we take decarbonization seriously.”