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Event Copenhagen
26 May 2016 10:00 - 16:00h

Danish meets German energy transition

Lessons learned series – event 3

This event offered some 70 participants from Denmark and beyond a closer look at the implementation of the energy transition in Germany and in Denmark. Both countries are undergoing the transition from a fossil fuel-based system towards a system with high shares of variable renewable generation. There are many opportunities, but also challenges that Denmark and Germany have in common – and where we can learn a lot from each other.

During this event participants and speakers engaged in a German-Danish energy policy dialogue with presentations given by experts from Germany and Denmark, followed by subsequent panel discussions.

  • What are recent developments in German energy policy?
  • And what is happening in Denmark?
  • How can these developments affect one other?
  • What is the German and the Danish perspective on the integration of wind energy across borders?
  • What are the initial and next steps for implementing cross-border auctions for renewables?

The slides shown during the event can be downloaded from the media-section below.

PROGRAMME (please find the PDF in the media-section below)

Welcome and introduction
Stephanie Ropenus, Senior Associate Grids and Nordic Energy Cooperation, Agora Energiewende
Lars Brømsøe Termansen, Special Advisor at Centre for Climate and Energy Economics, Danish Energy Agency

Recent developments in German and Danish energy policy – Where are we heading?
Session chair: Lars Brømsøe Termansen & Stephanie Ropenus

  • German energy policy – the Electricity Market Law, Renewable Energy Act, latest developments
    Peter Menck, Policy Officer, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • What is happening in Denmark? Latest developments in Danish energy policy
    Edward James-Smith, Chief Advisor Centre for Supply, Danish Energy Agency
  • Panel discussion, including questions from the audience

Across the borders: interconnectors and integration of wind energy in Denmark and Germany
Session chair: Stephanie Ropenus & Lars Brømsøe Termansen

  • Power bridges between Germany and Scandinavia – interconnector projects in the 50Hertz area
    Jonas Kraeusel, Expert Interconnectors and Project manager Hansa PowerBridge at 50Hertz Transmission GmbH
  • The Danish perspective
    Bjarne Brendstrup, Energinet.dk
  • Comments on presentations by
    Anders Kofoed Wiuff, Partner, Ea Energy Analysis
  • Panel discussion, including questions from the audience

Renewables across borders: auctions in Denmark and Germany
Session chair: Lena Kitzing, Researcher, DTU Management Engineering

  • The German Perspective
    Fabian Joas, Advisor to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, GIZ
  • The Danish Perspective
    Rasmus Zink Sørensen, Specialkonsulent at Danish Energy Agency
  • Panel discussion, including questions from the audience

Agora Energiewende had the pleasure to organise this third event of its "Lessons Learned from Denmark" series in cooperation with the Danish Energy Agency, Ea Energy Analysis and DTU Management Engineering.

Event details

Danish meets German energy transition

Energistyrelsen – Danish Energy Agency
Room: Kantinen – Canteen
Amaliegade 44
1256 Copenhagen

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