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What can we do for you?

Would you like to contribute actively to shaping the energy transition, launch pilot projects, analyse trends or develop new business models? We offer public

and private sector clients 100 percent energy transition as a one-stop solution – competent, innovative and practical.

Strategy and consulting

The energy transition presents significant challenges to business and politics. Established business models and industries are in upheaval; new markets are emerging, and there are calls for a framework that creates space for innovation. This is why we advise public and private sector clients in the development and implementation of regional, national and international strategies. In this, we build on our long-standing experience in all relevant fields of action within the energy transition.

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Steffen
Joest

Deputy Head of Division Energy Systems and Energy Services

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Studies and analyses

We get to the bottom of things, whether in our own studies and analyses, in networking with clients, experts and stakeholders, or in our alliances with research institutions. The portfolio extends from basic research to surveys and reports on our projects, to strategy papers and future scenarios. In this way, we build a foundation for more advanced projects that address ideas from studies and analyses, and put them into practice.

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Christoph
Jugel

Director, Energy Systems

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Project development

We develop and manage projects on behalf of our clients, for instance in the area of energy-efficient building and refurbishment or the promotion of energy efficiency in industry und trade. The projects are frequently seen as role models on the market. This is because we use them to demonstrate how the energy transition can succeed in a practical setting. We trust in high quality, promote knowledge networks and use the experience acquired to develop more advanced solutions and strategies.

Market development

Many things are technically feasible. But what is actually purposeful in the interests of the energy transition? Which opportunities does the market provide? How can a market be made accessible for future-oriented technologies? To answer these questions, we cooperate with our clients and partners to develop quality standards that we establish in a practical setting. In doing so, we create transparency, communicate knowledge among the key actors and foster the development of suitable conditions. We therefore bring growth to the markets and progress in the energy transition.

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Heike
Marcinek

Director, Property and Building Research Energy-Efficient Buildings

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Networks

We initiate, design and moderate a variety of dialogue formats at the interface between business and politics, including congresses, expert workshops and conferences, and even political networking on an EU, federal or state level. Many of the dialogue formats are initiated as part of larger projects and involve the development of joint strategies. Here we can build on our cross-sectoral network that has matured over many years.

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Thomas
Drinkuth

Deputy Head of Division Energy-Efficient Buildings; Director, Communications and Networks

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Communication

The energy transition is also a communicative challenge. There are good ideas and approaches in many areas. But how can they be communicated to buyers in private households, companies and municipalities? How can they become established in trade and consulting? We develop and manage communication platforms, campaigns, competitions and PR in order to achieve precisely these objectives. After all, it is demand that will ultimately prove decisive, not supply.

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Beatrice
Kuhn

Team Leader, Communications, Energy-Efficient Buildings

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18 Projects

Our references

biogaspartner – the Biogas Feed-in Platform

Joint biogas feed-in. Under this motto, dena developed the project "biogaspartner – the Biogas Feed-in Platform" in collaboration with partners.

Overview

  • Project start: In 2007
  • Industry goal: Biogas feed-in into natural gas network as a fixed component of the energy mix.
  • Regulatory framework: Created via the implementation of the  integrated energy and climate programme of the Federal Government 
  • Cooperation: Sector-specific know-how for the full development of potential

German Biogas Register

The German Biogas Register is a platform for the standardised and simple documentation of verification records for biogas quantities and qualities in the natural gas network.

Overview

  • Project start: 2010
  • Partners: 14 leading companies from the biogas and energy industries
  • dena operates the German Biogas Register as the registrar

Federal-state dialogue event: Contracting

Energy contracting is an effective instrument for increasing energy efficiency in buildings. Contracting reduces energy costs, ensures low energy consumption and cuts CO2 emissions, This makes it an important instrument for the success of the energy transition. In order to tap into contracting potential all over Germany, dena operates the Centre of Expertise for Contracting for Buildings with support from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

Overview

  • Project start: 2002
  • More than 30 successful energy efficiency contracting projects for federal real estate have been launched
  • They guarantee savings of around 15–60 percent of the building's energy costs (39 percent on average) and average CO2 reductions of 37 percent.
  • 2010: Founding of the Centre of Expertise for Contracting
  • Established group of experts from state energy agencies, state authorities, and state offices 

Demand Side Management in Baden-Württemberg

The purpose of the project is the analysis of cost-effective demand side management potential in cooperation with companies in Baden-Württemberg and the gathering of experience with marketing such potential in practice. Approaches suitable to advance the development of the flexible load market will be established.

Overview

  • Project duration: 07/2014 – 12/2016
  • Involved DSM marketers: 7
  • Companies personally contacted: 136
  • Companies whose DSM potential was analysed: 41
  • Companies that received comprehensive advice during marketing: 1 so far
  • Industries which the companies analysed can be categorised under: > 14

dena Renewable Energy Solutions Programme

dena's RES Programme gives companies the opportunity to install renewable energy technology in prestigious institutions operating in high-value target markets, therefore enabling significant visibility.

Overview

  • 86 projects have been successfully implemented in 59 countries so far
  • Applications are only admitted during the application periods, which are communicated by official notice.
  • Successor to the dena Solar Roofs programme, which was initiated in 2004
  • Now the dena RES Programme is open for all technologies (photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar cooling, bioenergy, geothermal energy, wind energy or hydroelectric power and hybrid systems)

 

Digital Energy World

During the second phase of the energy transition, digitalisation will increasingly demand from all participants systematic action outside of defined structures, as well as needs-based solutions. This can only work if the actors think and act within a cross-sectoral framework. This approach will help develop new business ideas and marketable products.

Overview

  • Project start: January 2016
  • The partner network currently comprises 29 companies and associations from the energy industry, building industry, IT and metrology, as well as technology manufacturers and consultants.
  • The aims of the platform: to bring together and network the key figures within a cross-sectoral framework; to provide expert support in the digitalisation of the energy world; to play a key role in shaping the terms of digitalisation; and to create awareness and acceptance in the general public.

 

Eco-Cities in China

dena plays a major role in Sino-German cooperation in the field of climate-friendly urban development. This cooperation centres on practical criteria relating to sustainable urban infrastructure, strategies and management instruments. Energy-efficiency technologies and services that have been tested in Germany are to be demonstrated, evaluated and further refined across 25 pilot cities in China.

Overview

  • Project start: 2015
  • 25 pilot cities in China
  • Countries involved: Germany and China
  • Partners: Wilo SE and Wacker AG

Energy-Efficient Municipalities

Municipalities which consume less energy save money and promote climate protection. With its "Energy-Efficient Municipalities" project, dena aims to motivate local communities in Germany to introduce systematic energy and climate protection management. dena offers certification as a dena Energy-Efficient Municipality to cities and towns that have successfully introduced such a management system.

Overview

  • Project start: 2009
  • dena organises series of consulting events in numerous municipalities all across Germany
  • Three certified dena energy-efficient model municipalitities

Energy-Efficient Street Lighting

The events of the roadshow inform municipalities across Germany of practical solutions, proven technologies, as well as sustainable planning and financing aspects on the topic of street lighting.

Overview

  • 9 million streetlights in Germany
  • 2.2 billion kWh of electricity could be saved through the modernisation of street lighting
  • 51 % of street lighting is due for modernisation
  • 400 million euros of energy costs could be saved by municipalities each year by modernising their streetlights
  • Project start: 2014
  • 30 collaboration and project partners
  • 15 regional events in three years

Energy-Efficient Building in China

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.

Overview

  • 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.