Award Competition

The communities of Südburgenland were invited to participate in the award competition and present their measures for energy savings, CO2-reductions and lifestyle improvements. The winner of the award competition was the municipality Strem, which is strongly involved in the utilization of bioenergy.

2003-2004

In 2003, an association called “Eco-Energy Strem” was founded to operate the district heating plant, which currently heats 100 buildings through the district heating grid.

In 2004, the “Biogas Strem Errichtungs- und Betriebs GmbH & Co KG” was founded to produce heat, as well as electricity.

2005-2009

In 2005, Strem became the first municipality in Austria to use exclusively renewable energy sources for producing heat and electricity. Since 2005, Strem has been a member of the association called “ecoEnergyland”.

In 2009, Strem won the “Climate protection municipality” in the category “municipality with less than 1 500 inhabitants”.

2012

In 2012, a small retail shop was opened on 15th November 2012 with an electric filling Station.