3 rd energy transition conference “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue”

22.03.2017 - Neubrandenburg

From March 20 th to 23 rd, the Federal government organized the third international energy transition conference in Berlin in cooperation with the Federal Association for Renewable Energy, the Federal Solar Energy Association, the consulting company eclaeron and the German Energy Agency (dena). Numerous international guests from politics, economy and industry attended the meeting, discussing current developments and innovations in energy policy in order to achieve the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement in a cost-effective manner. As a marginal program of this event, numerous excursions to showcase projects in Germany were organized this year too. Today WIND-project received in Grapzow the Vice-energy minister of South Africa and the Moroccan Secretary of State of the Ministry of Energy accompanied by representatives of the transmission network operator 50 Hertz. Guests were informed about the state of the art of the existing wind turbines and a rise of a wind turbine was possible. In addition, the guests were able to get an overview of the existing energy storage site and they discussed with the project engineers about future goals and necessities of energy storage as well as renewable mobility. As a suitable example for future regenerative mobility, WIND-project provided the Hyundai ix 35 Fuel Cell to drive the guests from the energy storage site to the wind farm. The visitors were enthusiastic about the technology of the fuel cell vehicle and consider it urgently necessary to push the path of alternative mobility towards conventional combustion engines.