Energy transition in Germany: E-Energy accelerates restructuring of the energy supply

On 2 and 3 February the annual E-Energy conference took place in Berlin for the third time. The event was run by the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften, acatech) in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie, BMWi). Under the motto "E-Energy accelerates the transformation of energy" more than 300 national and international experts from politics, business and science compared notes on topics ranging from the restructuring of the existing power grids to intelligent energy systems (Smart Grid). For the rapid development of smart grids is the essential prerequisite for the success of the energy transformation, said Henning Kagermann, President of acatech. Federal Minister Philip Rösler spoke out in favour of quickly incorporating the results of the E-Energy conference both in the work of the ministries grid platform and in the implementation of the German Federal Government's ICT strategy "Digital Germany 2015". During the conference, the results of the E-Energy study "Future Energy Grid" carried out by acatech and current examples of smart grid successes from the BMWi lighthouse project running until early 2013 were also discussed. The research activities sponsored under this project with around 60 million euros examine practical examples of the contribution that information and communication technologies can make to smart grids. Furthermore, with the BMWi-funded acatech project "Future Energy Grid", E-Energy also takes the long-term prospects for the smart grid in Germany into consideration. The challenges up to 2030 are analysed here, and areas for action and success factors for the route to the smart energy system of the future identified.
Source: Renewables ? Made in Germany
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Posted by Gloria Llopis | 2012-04-03