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.
The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue is organised by invitation of the German Federal Government in collaboration with the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar), the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency and eclareon.
Project term: 2015
Project objective: As a high-ranking conference, the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue strengthens the international exchange of experience on the sustainable transformation of energy systems.
Project partners: the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar), Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), eclareon GmbH
dena identifies new trends and changes affecting the market environment and political conditions in the areas of climate protection and the energy transition in China. The project “China: Energy Trends of the Future” is conducting pioneering work for future bilateral cooperation between the BMWi and China.
Project start: November 2018
Project objectives: monitoring for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in the areas of climate protection and the energy transition in China, clarification of development and implementation potential of German-Chinese projects.
Project partners: Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the National Energy Conservation Center (NECC), the National Energy Agency (NEA)
At the request of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), dena is conducting research among a wide group of stakeholders into the need for integrated energy infrastructure planning that considers the whole system, and the added value it brings. The aim is to identify new processes that provide more space for innovation and system optimisation.
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Project objective: Further development of electricity grid planning into an integrated planning of energy infrastructure
Stakeholder process on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi)
Stakeholder: Representatives from politics, business, science, society
dena has developed an energy and climate protection management system (ECM) with which municipalities can systematically and sustainably reduce their energy consumption. Following successful application in German and Chinese cities dena’s ECM will be implemented in Russian municipalities, taking into account specific local circumstances.
Project start date: July 2019
Providing support and advice for the implementation of dena’s energy and climate protection management (dena ECM) in two Russian pilot municipalities
Adaptation of dena’s ECM instruments to the specific characteristics of Russian municipalities
Series of consultations for municipalities from two selected Russian regions
Providing support for selected implementation measures in two Russian pilot municipalities
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
With the English and German study, dena summarised the current developmental status of LNG in heavy goods traffic, and illustrated the challenges as well as necessary measures for a ramp up of the fuel on the German market. The study is the starting point for the LNG task force as a joint development platform for LNG in road traffic.
Project duration: 2014 – 2015
Partners: 5 companies from the energy industry
Content: Basic principles of LNG as a fuel, international LNG markets, LNG vehicle technology, recommended courses of action for policy