Our fields of action

Designing the energy transition

We drive the energy transition. In order to do this, we cooperate with partners and customers in business and politics, appreciating the bigger picture across all industries and relevant fields of action. Together we identify solutions, develop strategies and implement pilot projects.

Optimise

Efficiency first

Many people will initially think of renewable energies when they hear the term “energy transition”. But increasing energy efficiency is at least as important. Let’s not forget: the greenest kilowatt hour is the one that is never produced. The expertise that dena brings expertise to the table makes it an essential partner to industry and politics in the development and implementation of energy efficiency strategies. A valuable source of information, dena promotes networks and develops solutions.

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Roadshow

The future is bright in Geestland. And how is dena involved?

Geestland in Lower Saxony is the first municipality in Germany to light its roads exclusively with LEDs. The municipality is an important driving force behind dena's 'Energy-Efficient Street Lighting Roadshow'.

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Integrate

Energy systems of the future

Step for step, Germany’s energy supply is switching to renewable energy sources. This process comes with a new set of challenges. Production will depend increasingly on the weather and will be provided by larger numbers of decentralised units. The many different components of the energy system need to be connected and coordinated intelligently. dena develops solutions for an integrated energy system – in close dialogue with partners in all the relevant sectors.

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A visit to a hybrid power plant

In Prenzlau, they have electricity in bottles. And how is dena involved?

Power to Gas technology, which is being tested at the hybrid power plant in Prenzlau, could be the solution for one of the largest challenges of the energy transition: it allows green electricity to be converted into gas, thereby making it possible to store it. During a visit to the power plant, we find out how this technology works, its significance for the future of electricity supply, and what role the dena strategy platform plays in this.

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Position

Stakeholder dialogue

The energy transition will only succeed if everyone contributes. It will also require expert mediation between the stakeholders in industry, politics and society and their varied interests. Dialogue is an essential component in finding the best solutions for the energy transition. dena brings the stakeholders together. It provides platforms for communication, mediating independently between the interests of the individual companies and industries.

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Stakeholder dialogue

How Mr Freund and Mr Tiedemann became friends — And how dena is involved

In future, Lidl will be providing free charging stations for electric cars at 20 of its stores. This is made possible through a collaboration with wallbe, a company for networked mobility from Paderborn. This cross-sectoral partnership began at the 2015 dena Congress.

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The international energy transition

Germany is not an island – especially when it comes to energy. The nations of Europe face the challenge of building a sustainable supply system. Interest in efficient and green energy technologies is growing around the world. Here, Germany’s energy transition is a shop window for practical solutions and innovation. dena builds on this position by launching pilot projects that advance the cause of international cooperation in issues of relevance to the energy transition.

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The international energy transition

The Mandarin term for a passive house is 'bèidòng fáng'. And how is dena involved?

China's cities are suffocating in smog, but at the same time an increasing number of people are flocking to the urban centres. It is high time for a paradigm shift in urban development: at over 30 construction sites, Chinese planners, architects, and construction workers become acquainted with German standards for energy-efficient building. dena experts impart know-how, monitor the quality of planning and construction work, and promote collaborations between companies from both countries. A visit to Jinan, the capital of Shandong province.

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