Our services & references

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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7 Projects

Our references

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.

 

Database of Energy Efficiency Experts for Government Funding Programmes

Investors can consult the Database of Energy Efficiency Experts for Government Funding Programmes to find experts in the area of energy-efficient building and refurbishment.

Overview

  • Project start: 2011
  • Funding bodies: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, KfW Group, BAFA
  • Number of listed experts: over 13,700
  • Number of network partners: 23
  • average queries per month: 56,000

Energy Efficiency Networks

In the context of the Campaign, the German Federal Government has agreed with 22 associations and organisations to establish around 500 new energy efficiency networks by end of 2020.

Overview

  • Project duration: 2015 - 2020
  • Partners: BMWi and BMU + 22 industrial associations
  • Project objective: 500 networks by end of 2020:
  • Project objective: 75 PJ in primary energy savings
  • Project objective: 5 million-tonne reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

 

Flagships for waste heat

The project "Flagships of Energy-Efficient Waste Heat Use" intends to make visible the significant energy-efficiency potential through the avoidance and utilisation of waste heat — thereby motivating companies in all industries to tap into this potential.

Overview

  • Starting year of the project: 2016
  • Number of participants: dena will provide comprehensive assistance to up to 10 companies, which will be presented as flagship projects in public relations campaigns.
  • Duration of the project: 2 years
  • Objective: Process consulting and funding advice for 10 flagship projects for the energy-efficient use of waste heat; presentation in public relations campaigns

Power to Gas Potentiality Atlas

Power to gas – i.e. the conversion of electricity into gas for further use or long-term storage — is one of the most promising technologies for the future.

Overview

  • Project duration: 08/2015 – 07/2016
  • Number of partners: 13 associated partners and 25 partners of the strategy platform
  • Studies read on the topic: >80
  • Expert interviews carried out: 91
  • Utilisation paths analysed: 5
  • Cluster regions identified: 4
  • Recommended courses of action derived: 17

Smart Meter Study

With the support of German distribution grid operators, dena has conducted a study to calculate the economic costs of a nationwide rollout of the Smart Meter technology, its direct benefit effects (grid benefits) and the regulatory framework requirements.

Overview

  • Project duration: July 2014
  • Partners of the study: 11 companies (with a focus on grid operation and energy supply)
  • Research partners: Ludwig Einhellig (Deloitte & Touche GmbH), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Rehtanz (TU Dortmund/ef. Ruhr), Prof. Dr. Gert Brunekreeft (Jacobs University Bremen)

Start Up Energy Transition

In Start Up Energy Transition, dena is establishing a global platform for innovation in the energy transition.

Overview

  • dena launched the Start Up Energy Transition initiative in 2016
  • It is built on the three pillars of Award, Network and Tech Festival
  • 550 start-ups from 66 countries applied for the award in its first year
  • Following its relaunch in November 2017 at the COP23, start-ups are now invited to apply to the new round of the awards by 31 January
  • The award ceremony will take place during an evening event with BETD in April 2018