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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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11 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

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 

dena Report on Buildings

Buildings offer vast potential for energy savings and energy efficiency. The dena Report on Buildings gives a comprehensive overview on the current energy efficiency of buildings in Germany, and compiles all of the important information in a clear form.

Overview

  • Published annually since 2012
  • The key facts on energy efficiency in buildings, 200 pages
  • Analyses, forecasts and scenarios are presented in clear charts and explained in bullet points
  • Range of topics: from residential and non-residential buildings to  owner and tenant structures  in  the context of political, economic and historical events

dena Study Integrated Energy Transition

The goal of the Study is to make the expertise and requirements of the industry available to successfully design the second phase of the energy transition.

Overview

  • Project launch: February 2017
  • Project term: June 2018
  • Over 60 partners
  • Focus: Energy systems, buildings, transport, industry

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.

 

geea – “Allianz für Gebäude-Energie-Effizienz” (Alliance for Building Energy Efficiency)

The “Allianz für Gebäude-Energie-Effizienz” (geea) – “Alliance for Building Energy Efficiency” is a cross-sector consortium of leading enterprises and associations in the field of energy efficiency in buildings.

Overview

  • Project start: 2011
  • Positions and dialogue for greater energy efficiency
  • Implementation of numerous events
  • Participation in various dialogue formats
  • 2016: 5th anniversary
  • 2016: almost 40 members

LNG study

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.

Overview

  • 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

Part of the European Energy Network EnR

dena is represented as the German member in the European network of national energy agencies EnR (European Energy Network), and contributes experiences and expertise from Germany.

Grid Flex Study

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.

Overview

  • 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)

Grid Study I and II

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.

Overview

  • 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)