In November 2020, a workshop with different stakeholders was organized in Bad Hindelang to gain a better understanding of the project as well as to exchange views on the needs, fears and expectations of the local community. In preparation for the workshop, participants were asked to take part in a game, which was designed to understand what factors matter to stakeholders and what importance they attach to each of these factors. This was implemented by letting everyone consider visually the relevance of different elements (actors, technologies, motives, forms of organisation and ways of life) for a successful emergence of a self-sufficient Bad Hindelang. The results were then presented and discussed at the workshop.
How was the game played?
The participants had to imagine Bad Hindelang in 2040 and consider how self-sufficiency with 100% renewable energy will have been achieved. Which actors, technologies, motives, forms of organisation and ways of life will play an important role?
The players had to group the different elements together, and pull them closer to the centre based on their importance:
The results are classified in the figure according to frequency of mention and centrality: The darker the color, the more central the aspects were arranged. It shows that technical factors and relevant actors in particular are mentioned frequently. Referring to technical aspects, energetic building refurbishment and hydropower are seen as particularly central. With regard to the actors, many see the EWH and the municipal council in a central stakeholder role, while within organizations, the energy cooperatives are considered to be especially relevant.