On April 27, 2017, the Grüner Strom-Label's Stadtwerketag took place for the first time. The energy cube of the Stadtwerke Konstanz offered enough space for the almost 30 interested people from the energy industry, who thus had the opportunity to exchange ideas about renewable energy topics for one afternoon.
Prior to this, the southern green electricity label holders discussed the new criteria catalog in a smaller round. The focus was on the topics of sales and customer support programs.
In the afternoon, the group expanded to include additional representatives of regional energy suppliers and municipal utilities, citizen energy cooperatives and energy service providers. In addition to time for free exchange over coffee and pretzels, there were exciting presentations on the topics of digitalization in the energy transition, electromobility and the tendering system of the EEG. On the occasion of the decision on the Tenant Electricity Act of the Federal Government, the presentation on the practical experience of the tenant electricity model of the Stadtwerke Konstanz by Gordon Appel was received with particular interest.
The managing director of Stadtwerke Konstanz, Dr. Norbert Reuter, and the managing director of VKU Landesgruppe Baden-Württemberg, Dr. Tobias Bringmann, were also among the speakers and provided interesting ideas on the topic of energy transition.
The Municipal Utility Day was also used to poll opinions for the dialog process 'Naturverträgliche Energiewende' (Nature-compatible energy transition) of Grüner Strom Label e.V., which has been running since 2014. The aim of this future process is the transformation of the energy sector towards an ecologically and economically sustainable energy supply. The Green Electricity Label serves as an interface between environmental associations and the energy industry. Result of the survey: 90 percent of the participants consider the integration of nature conservation aspects in renewable energy projects to be relevant. At the same time, the respondents advocate a balanced consideration of social, ecological and economic concerns.
The organizer of the Stadtwerketag was the Grüner Strom Label e.V., the host and cooperation partner was the Stadtwerke Konstanz and the VKU Landesgruppe Baden-Württemberg could be won as a further cooperation partner.