Country Partner: Germany
The aim of these stakeholder meetings is to gain a deeper understanding of the clean energy transition in that country and put together a strong programme that will push forward the debate across all fronts, both on a thematic level and in a geographic sense.
The meeting hosted 14 representatives from various German companies and organisations from the energy sector (see full list below). In a two hour brainstorm, our German stakeholders gave us an overview of all the great projects and best practices Germany as partner country can showcase throughout the EUW programme.
Amongst these best practices, for example, are the projects funded by the SINTEG programme, which aims to set up large-scale showcase regions for developing and demonstrating model solutions that can deliver a secure, efficient and environmentally compatible energy supply with electricity being generated to a large extent from volatile sources such as wind or solar.
We also discussed the growing importance of large energy users, the developments in EV and charging infrastructure and the growing importance of sector coupling, all of which will be big topics in this year’s Summit programme, where, thanks to this meeting, Germany will play a big role.
Maybe the best advice from our German stakeholders was to talk about political courage. In this diverse EU landscape, some stakeholders felt that political courage had been lost a little bit over the past years. Only by taking charge and by showing courage, we can make a real change.
It is now our job to include all this information into a strong German focused programme that will represent the country in the strategic Summit and in the Hub Sessions on the exhibition floor.
Come to EUW to see what Germany has in store going beyond the energiewende! And stay tuned for more!
German stakeholder meeting participants
- Andrea Immendörfer, Project Manager Energy Management & Sustainable Buildings, Steinbeis-EuropaZentrum
- Christiane Nowotzki, Senior Manager, World Energy Council Germany
- Daniel Friederich, Business Innovation I Manager Digital Communications & Events, EWE AG
- Falk Engelmann, Deputy Head of Department, VKU
- Janis Gummersbach, Project Manager Energy Technologies, Berlin Partner
- Karsten Wiedemann, Spokesman, Bundesverband Neue Energiewirtschaft e.V. (bne)
- Katja Fechner, Manager Trade Shows & Marketing, VDMA
- Keith Punzalan, Global Head of Business Development, VDE Renewables GmbH
- Lennart Ehrl, Academic Coordinator, TU Berlin
- Markus Graebig, Project Leader WindNODE, 50hertz Transmission GmbH
- Robert Sarcevic, Senior Marketing Consultant, Siemens AG
- Robert Spanheimer, Leader Smart Grids & Smart Home, Bitkom
- Torsten Knop, Head Of Regulatory Affairs Grid Tariffs, innogy SE
- Wolfgang Rolshofen, Project Management Jülich I Division Energy System - Integration, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH