The current Network Development Plan for the first time sets out a grid ready to deliver net zero by 2045 with a focus on renewables expansion, the use of green hydrogen and a flexible grid.Find out more
Companies and municipalities can now have new air-conditioning and ventilation equipment marked with the “Raumlufttechnik” quality seal. It is awarded to particularly efficient and economic equipment and thus helps people save energy.Find out more
An industrial electricity price aims to ensure that electricity prices for energy-intensive companies stay competitive as we move to climate neutrality. But there are clear conditions attached to this.Find out more
Quote of the week
“We want this strategy to step up the pace of the roll-out and to unlock all the brakes which have been impeding a faster rate of newbuild.”
Federal Minister Robert Habeck on the PV Strategy presented on 5 May 2023.
The Economic Affairs and Climate Ministry has published a new call for ideas, entitled “OptiNetD”. It aims to progress the modernisation of the distribution grids at low and medium voltage level. Research establishments and companies have until 31 August to submit their ideas.
The international Climate Club, which was set up in December 2022 and has now grown to 20 members, aims to facilitate a dialogue on industrial decarbonisation at high political level. The issues covered will include greenhouse gas reduction, green industrial products and the development of related lead markets.
The nation-wide use of smart meters has now also been approved by the Bundesrat. By 2030 at the latest (or 2032 for large facilities and large consumers), smart meters are to become the norm, replacing traditional electricity meters.
Members of the energy research networks and experts from the field of research into resource efficiency and the energy transition and society will meet in Berlin on 13 June. There will be a live stream of the event.