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The Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - the German Energy Agency - is the centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. dena's mission is to generate economic growth and maintain prosperity with ever lower energy inputs. If this is to be achieved, energy must be generated and used in both a national and international context as efficiently, safely and economically as possible with the least possible impact on climate.
dena is developing energy efficiency and renewable energy markets in cooperation with stakeholders from the worlds of politics and business and from society at large. dena is working not only on consumption-side issues such as buildings, power and mobility, but also on issues of generation, networking and storage. dena encourages copybook projects, identifies and rewards pioneering work, advises politicians, manufacturers and service providers, cultivates opinion leaders, informs consumers, builds networks, evaluates technologies, analyses foreign markets and models future scenarios. dena primarily relies on market mechanisms and innovative energy services, backed up by appropriate regulatory policies and promotion programmes.
dena was established in the autumn of 2000 with its head office in Berlin. Shareholders in dena are the Federal Republic of Germany, KfW Bankengruppe, Allianz SE, Deutsche Bank AG and DZ BANK AG.
dena is a performance- and profit-oriented company and was established with a mission to operate at the interface between politics and business. Consequently it finances its projects with the help of a large number of partners from the public and private sectors.
In 2010 total revenue was 20.6 million euros. Between 2005 and 2010, 50 per cent of average revenue came from public grants and 50 per cent from cooperation with private partners. In 2010 dena collaborated with over 800 private partners, particularly with energy supply companies, mechanical and plant engineering firms and the renewable energy sector.