How can we improve energy efficiency? How should we build the energy systems of the future? How do we bring together people who will make the difference?
And how can we strengthen international cooperation? Our projects design energy for tomorrow’s world.
The energy transition calls for innovation and a fresh mindset. Our current level of energy consumption must be halved as quickly as possible. And it is imperative to satisfy this demand using regenerative energy sources that protect our climate and environment. The energy transition will be more successful if we use electricity, heat and fuel efficiently.
Tomorrow’s energy systems will have to overcome many and varied challenges. Production, distribution and consumption need to be linked intelligently in order to guarantee a constant supply of renewable energy.
The expansion of renewable energy has already made significant progress in Germany, especially in the electricity sector. Now the focus now is increasingly on linking the energy systems. Knowledge and technology transfer on an international level is important here.
dena has been developing and implementing energy-efficient construction projects in China since 2006. Advanced technology and experience gathered in Germany are adapted and transferred to the conditions in the respective region, using experts on the ground. The aim is to improve the market conditions for energy efficiency technologies, impart knowledge and establish concepts suitable for mass marketing of energy efficiency in China.
Project start: 2006
Since 2010, dena has launched 30 pilot projects
First efficient house standard introduced in Hebei in 2015
Partners: Construction ministries of both countries, the Center of Science and Technology of Construction (CSTC), the Chinese Society for Urban Studies (CSUS), and various provinces, specialist associations, and German and Chinese companies.
Since 2016, dena has advised the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on matters of energy policies in its position as framework agreement partner. It provides the consultancy services as the principal contractor, cooperating in this capacity with 14 partners from business and science.
Project start: September 2016
Client: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Partners: adelphi, BBH, Best Friend, ecofys, ewi ER&S, Fraunhofer ISI, Frontier, GRS, ifeu, Öko-Institut, Prognos, PwC, SUER, University of Stuttgart (EEP & IER)
EU Heroes is a European partnership project that identifies obstacles to the development of municipal solar PV projects and develops solutions.
Project term: October 2017 – September 2020
Project objective: The advancement of innovative business models for municipal solar projects.
Project partners: Ministerie Van Economische Zaken, The Energy Saving Trust Ltd, Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving Foundation, Polish Energy Conservation Agency, CREARA Consultores LS, Perspektyviniu Technologiju Taikomuju Tyrimu Institutas
FEBS – the specialist portal for energy-efficient construction and refurbishment
The FEBS specialist portal for energy-efficient construction and refurbishment offers a wide range of services for professionals in energy consulting, architecture, engineering and skilled trades who are active in the field of energy-efficient construction and refurbishment. At the request of the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA), dena is offering experts a complete package comprising web platform, publications and dialogue that aims to boost the quality of energy-efficient construction and refurbishment.
Project start: 2019
Objective: Strengthen the quality of energetic building and renovation
In focus: Professionals from energy consulting, architecture, engineering and trade
Integrated service center (telephone and email) for questions concerning EnEV, energy performance certificate and balancing
The combined generation of heat and power (CHP) makes a significant contribution to increasing energy efficiency where generation is concerned. Furthermore, CHP can be used to reduce costs both in the industrial sector as well as in households.
In its “Grid Flex Study", dena is investigating how storage facilities can be used to increase flexibility in the electricity grid. The aim is to identify operating models for storage facilities that are economically viable and which reduce the load on the electricity grid.
Project start: February 2016
Study duration: 12 months (until the end of January 2017)
The partners in the study are 23 companies from various industries (grid operators, energy providers, plant engineers and providers of storage facility solutions)
With the help of Grid Studies I and II, dena presents the measures which will allow the German electricity grid to meet the challenges of the future: through targeted grid expansion and at the same time optimising the existing energy infrastructure.
Grid Study I: released in February 2005
Grid Study I: 17 partners from the industry (grid and installation operators as well as their associations) as well as the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
Grid Study II: released in November 2010
Grid Study II: 14 partners from the industry (grid and installation operators as well as their associations) as well as the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)