The Grüner Strom Label e.V. invites on 18.09.2018 to the 5th Energy Transition Forum to Bonn! The Energy Transition Forum offers a platform for the exchange of practical experiences, perspectives and ideas for a green (energy) future.
One of the main topics will be the decentralized energy transition and post-2020 concepts. A thematic forum will be held in the afternoon. Various presentations and workshops will also address the relevance of citizen participation.
The question of decentralized design and the future of energy supply after 2020 is of equal concern to energy suppliers, environmental associations, municipalities and citizens. We therefore want to bring together the various players and let them have their say.
Marcus Bollmann, Deputy Spokesperson of AK Energie of BUND, will introduce the topic forum and give input from the perspective of environmental associations on market models of a regional energy transition. With the Concept for a sustainable energy supply the BUND has already presented an approach for a sustainable power supply based on renewable energies for the year 2040. In it, BUND calls for, among other things, an independent federal agency for energy efficiency to implement energy-saving measures and the abolition of subsidies for energy waste and fossil and nuclear energy. Caps on the expansion of renewable energies and tenders must also be abolished.
Challenges for rental power models and successful citizen energy projects
Jan Broekmans from the INEP Institute Oldenburg will then present the recently published Potential study on future rental electricity models to which he contributed. The study pays particular attention to cooperatively organized tenant electricity projects and the associated proposals for action. All relevant fields of action for decision-makers and multipliers from politics, business and society were taken into account. These include economic, political, legal, social, and technical issues as well as the exchange of knowledge based on best-practice examples. According to the study, there are some inhibiting factors in citizen-supported rental electricity models. According to the study, the time constraints of the often voluntary actors and the low return on investment are among the difficulties. The study proposes higher thresholds for exemption from the EEG surcharge and for the application of the EnWG reporting obligation in order to relieve small businesses and citizen cooperatives by reducing bureaucracy.
Bernhard Strohmayer from the German Renewable Energy Federation will then transition from the decentralized energy transition to the future of the energy transition and present the possibilities of operating EEG plants after 2020. The German Renewable Energy Federation will deal with the Renewable Energy Sources Act among other things in the form of a position dossier and in it calls for a dynamic further development of the EEG to guarantee the continued expansion of renewable energies. Some of the demands are: The more new plants are built, the faster the remuneration must also fall. Complicated special regulations and bonus systems must be reviewed and reduced to the necessary minimum. Central core elements of the EEG, such as the priority of electricity from renewable energies and a fixed calculable remuneration, must be urgently maintained.
Ramon Kempt, board member and managing director of Energiegewinner eG, will report on the practice in citizen energy cooperatives under the motto "The Energy Winners: Citizens with Energy". The energy winners have already completed 25 projects and are currently working on 7 projects. Among other things, the energy winners are equipping a secondary school in Cologne with a PV system and helping the fire department in Berlin to generate its own green electricity. The participants of the Energy Transition Forum are thus taken directly from the experts into the practice of citizen energy. The Energy Winners are committed to the public event series "Music of the Future The project also deals with the future of the energy and transport transition and thus shows how great the interest of citizens is in the future of energy supply.
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The Energy Transition Forum 2018
The Energy Transition Forum 2018 of Grüner Strom Label e.V. will take place on September 18 at Stadtwerke Bonn (SWB Energie und Wasser). The EnergyAgency.NRW with the umbrella brand Electromobility NRW could be won as a further cooperation partner.
After introductory presentations in the morning, there will be three parallel thematic forums in the afternoon. In the evening, there will also be an evening reception to mark our 20th anniversary. The focal points of this year's Energy Transition Forum are:
- E-mobility and traffic turnaround
- Smart energy supply and sector coupling
- Decentralized energy transition and post-2020 concepts
The event is aimed at representatives of the energy industry, civil society actors, industrial and commercial customers, representatives of public institutions.