On September 18, 2018, around 80 participants from the energy industry, environmental protection and nature conservation, public institutions, and research and development came together for the 5th Energy Transition Forum of Grüner Strom Label e.V.. In the rooms of the Stadtwerke Bonn, there were lively discussions about current topics of the energy transition. The EnergyAgency.NRW with the umbrella brand Electromobility NRW was present as a further cooperation partner.
After introductory presentations on topics related to the energy transition in the morning, three parallel thematic forums took place in the afternoon. In the evening, an evening reception was held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Grüner Strom Label e.V..
The focus of the meeting this year was:
- E-mobility and traffic turnaround
- Smart energy supply and sector coupling
- Decentralized energy transition and post-2020 concepts
Daniel Craffonara, Managing Director of Grüner Strom Label e.V., opened the event. Heiko Müller welcomed the participants on behalf of Stadtwerke Bonn Energie und Wasser (SWB), which hosted the Energy Transition Forum and made the event rooms available. This was followed by a welcoming address from Dr. Frank-Michael Baumann, Managing Director of EnergyAgency.NRW: "Interest in the energy transition and in topics such as sector coupling and electromobility continues to be very high. I am pleased that this event has been so well received."
After the welcome, the morning was filled with presentations and key notes on the topics of electromobility, integrated district supply, blockchain and peer-to-peer electricity trading. Speakers included Heiko Müller from SWB Energie und Wasser, Salomé Klinger from NATURSTROM AG, Klaus Nagl, Managing Director of Consolinno Energy GmbH, and Dietmar Oeliger, Head of Transport Policy at NABU e.V. and Chairman of Grüner Strom Label e.V..