The expansion of renewable energy in Germany is on the path to success. At the international level, Germany already has a comparatively high percentage of energy from renewable sources in its overall energy mix. Where electricity consumption is concerned, the percentage of renewables grew by more than five percentage points in 2015 due to increased use of wind energy — to about a third. Renewables also continue to account for an increasing percentage of heat consumption. An overview of the current status can be found in the publication "Development of renewable energy in Germany in the year 2015". The objective: a climate-neutral energy supply by 2050.
Economic and political consulting for the energy transition
dena monitors the market and is familiar with all major players, developments, and technologies. With this expertise, it can provide both competent political and economic advice, particularly when it comes to the advancement of new technologies and services. Not only established companies, but also an increasing number of start-ups benefit from the agency's expertise.
Where renewable energy opportunities are
dena provides an important contribution both at the theoretical and practical levels: In numerous studies, it points out potential for the expansion of renewable energy. It compiles recommended courses of action for political decision-makers and directly helps shape the implementation of new technologies. Due to its extensive network, dena is also an important initiator and advisor for stakeholder processes, such as for determining the future of renewable energy in Germany.
Improving the regulatory framework
After the technical expansion, phase two of the energy transition now involves creating an adequate regulatory framework for more flexibility and networking, and tapping into new markets. This involves various spheres of activity for dena: it is necessary to develop robust business models for existing and new technologies, and identify additional application possibilities for renewable energy. Finally, through its work, dena also promotes the widespread acceptance of energy policy among the public, which is paramount for the success of the energy transition.