29.06.2022, Berlin: Franziska Giffey (SPD), Regierende Bürgermeisterin von Berlin, spricht vor der Unterzeichnung des Vertrags zur Einrichtung des Friede Springer Kardiovaskulären Präventionszentrums an der Charité in Berlin. In den kommenden Jahren soll ein Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen entstehen. Foto: Christophe Gateau/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

Berlin has to adapt to restrictions in the course of the foreseeable gas shortage. “Due to the reduced gas deliveries, we are in a situation where we probably cannot fill our gas storage tanks so that they reach the prescribed level by winter,” said Berlin’s Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey (SPD) on Tuesday.

The supply is currently secured. With a view to the winter, however, there is “very well” a need for action, she said.

Giffey announced that the energy supply security working group set up in April will meet next week and develop a catalog of measures by August.

According to her information, Economics Senator Stephan Schwarz (independent) declared in the Senate session on Tuesday that ten percent of the gas consumption that had been usual up until then had to be saved – more would be better.

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Giffey announced that “administrative energy saving measures” will be in the foreground. With regard to the heating of the public properties, a reduction in the flow temperatures, but also a “slight reduction in the room temperatures” is conceivable.

Giffey did not want to rule out prioritizing the supply between private households, critical infrastructure and industry, but explained: “It’s not that far yet.”