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The municipalities of KEM-Carnuntum

The municipality of Scharndorf

The cadastral municipality of Scharndorf in the district of Bruck an der Leitha is located on the edge of the Arbesthaler Hügelland and consists of the three villages of Scharndorf, Wildungsmauer and Regelsbrunn, which merged administratively in 1972 to form the large municipality of Scharndorf.

Landmarks of the region include the fortified tower in Scharndorf and the church of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Nicholas in Wildungsmauer.

When it comes to energy, the municipality has been focusing on wind power for almost 20 years. Despite the relatively small municipal area, there are around 20 wind turbines with an approximate nominal output of 55 MW.

In the course of the KEM-Carnuntum, the municipal and private PV expansion was massively boosted, making the municipality the PV district winner of the Bruck/Leitha district in 2022.

The municipality of Hundsheim

The municipality of Hundsheim was first mentioned in documents in 1123 and also gives its name to the “Natura 2000” protected area “Hundsheimer Berge”. It is precisely this Hundsheimer Berg that characterizes the landscape of the approximately 630-headed municipality and
especially as it invites you to discover the unique flora and fauna on various hiking routes.

As part of KEM-Carnuntum, all public municipal buildings were converted from oil to pellets and the roof of the building yard was equipped with a 52 kWp PV system.

The market town of Petronell-Carnuntum

Due to its Roman past, which dates back to the first century AD, the market town of Petronell-Carnuntum is known for its excavations and finds from the Roman period.
world-famous in Roman times. With around 50,000 inhabitants, the former city of “Carnuntum” was the capital of Upper Pannonia and today offers a comprehensive package of experiences in the form of
Exhibitions, an archaeology park and regular events. Even the Romans took advantage of the location on the Danube, which indirectly benefits Petronell-Carnuntum today as a national park community in terms of local recreation.

Just like Scharndorf, Petronell-Carnuntum has also been home to a large number of wind turbines since the early 2000s, which means that the electricity supply, at least in balance sheet terms, is now in the
community has long been covered by 100% renewable energies.

KEM-Carnuntum provided the impetus for exciting projects such as the PV system at the kindergarten and the planned PV system including emergency power storage for the Petronell-Carnuntum fire brigade.