From May 24 to 28, around 100,000 people will flock to Berlin and Wittenberg to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation together. NATURSTROM AG is supplying the electricity needed for the numerous stages and exhibition tents at the main venue in Berlin. This is because it is important to the Kirchentag organizers to use certified green electricity with a real climate protection effect for the technical infrastructure of the Kirchentag.
In the year of the Reformation anniversary, the organizers are planning a major celebration of faith in a special atmosphere with the participation of thousands of volunteers from all over Germany. Around 2,500 events - panels, discussions, workshops and concerts with many prominent guests - will be devoted to topics such as peace, migration and cohesion.
For the period of the Kirchentag and the days of set-up and dismantling, NATURSTROM is once again supplying these short-term event venues with clean electricity. In close exchange with Stromnetz Berlin GmbH, NATURSTROM reregisters the temporary electricity meters and procures the necessary green electricity via short-term supply contracts from hydroelectric power plants in Germany and Austria.
The certification of green electricity by the Green Electricity Label, which is supported by environmental organizations such as BUND and NABU, played an important role in the selection of the electricity supplier for the Kirchentag. "Tariffs with the Green Electricity Label include a fixed subsidy amount per kilowatt hour of green electricity," explains Oliver Hummel, Member of the Board of NATURSTROM AG. "This money goes to new green power plants and innovative energy transition projects." Such mandatory investments, which are tied to the actual delivery of electricity, ensure that the customer is driving the change from fossil-nuclear to renewable energy supply with his switch to green electricity.