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dena is Germany’s centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. It supports the implementation of the energy transition in politics, business and society. It takes a holistic approach to the energy system and promotes energy generation and use with maximum efficiency, safety, affordability and climate protection – nationally and internationally.
The agency focuses its efforts on the building, power and transport consumption sectors, as well as on issues relating to energy generation, networks and storage. It initiates model projects, honours pioneers, advises politicians, manufacturers and service providers, qualifies multipliers, informs consumers, establishes networks, assesses technologies, analyses foreign markets and develops future scenarios. dena primarily focuses on market instruments and innovative energy services accompanied by expedient regulatory policies and subsidy programmes.
dena was founded in autumn 2000 and is based in Berlin. dena’s shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany, the KfW Group, Allianz SE, Deutsche Bank AG and DZ BANK AG. dena is a performance and profit-oriented company and was founded with the purpose of operating at the intersection between politics and the economy. Consequently it finances its projects with support from many partners in the public and private sectors.
In 2013 total revenue was € 19.2 million. Between 2005 and 2014, 50 percent of average revenue came from public grants and 50 percent from cooperation with private partners.