EnStadt:Pfaff - Implementation of the Reallabor Pfaff-Areal Kaiserslautern - Integrated concepts, innovative technologies and social science research in a climate-neutral district lighthouse


EnStadt:Pfaff is one of six lighthouse projects that research and demonstrate how the energy transition can be implemented in cities and communities using the example of a residential district.

Name EnStadt:Pfaff
Funding Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Project Management PtJ
Funding programm Funding initiative "Solar Construction/ Energy Efficient City" of the funding announcement of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of April 1, 2016
Module II: Energy Efficient City, Lighthouse Projects - Reallabor Districts
Funding number according to notification 03SBE112F
Start 01.10.2017
End 30.09.2022
Project duration 5 years
Website EnStadt:Pfaff
Project lead Prof. Dr. Jens Strüker

Prof. Dr. Jens Strüker

Professur für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Digitales Energiemanagement

Objective of the project

The aim of the EnStadt:Pfaff lighthouse project is to demonstrate, using the Pfaff Quarter as an example, how a climate-neutral energy supply for a quarter can be achieved with high urban development quality. The aim is to generate as much of the district’s energy requirements as possible from renewable energy sources. Within the scope of the project, technologies will be developed and tested, and existing technologies will be optimally combined and efficiently used. The elements of the climate-neutral district are energy-efficient buildings, the use of renewable energies, smart grids, the use of battery and heat storage systems, efficient and intelligent mobility solutions and comprehensive digitization. A digital district platform connects all components, enables intelligent district energy management and also offers other services in the areas of energy, mobility, administration, social life and much more, which can be used by residents, workers and visitors to the district via apps. The project is designed as a real-life laboratory in which the developments are partly carried out together with the investors, planners and users.