Grünes B

Feasibility study on the potential of regional green electricity marketing in the German capital region

Project

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The state of Berlin wants to become a pioneer of climate action. The Berlin Energy and Climate Protection Program (BEK) lays down specific strategies and measures on the way to a climate-neutral capital. An important field of action of the BEK is the transition to renewable energy sources. Due to the low renewables potential in the urban area, Berlin is dependent on energy from the surrounding region.

This is issue is the starting point for IKEM’s Grünes B project: A feasibility study examined whether the region around Berlin as a large green energy producer can provide a simultaneous supply of green electricity for the capital. In addition, the study is dedicated to the legal and economic feasibility of marketing green electricity with a regional focus. Such a form of marketing could have a positive effects on renewable energy projects, prevent bottlenecks in the power grid and contribute to the decarbonization of other sectors.

Impact

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The Feasibility study was released in November 2018. The findings from the study were incorporated in a practical project that supplied a Berlin brewery with regional green electricity.

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Contact

Dr Simon Schäfer-StradowskyQuelle: IKEM/Jule Halsinger

Principal: Insitut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität

Project partner: Berliner Stadtwerke, Da.V.i.D., ENCON.Europe, Energie und Betriebe, Energiequelle , GE Renewable Energy, Green Energy Systems, Kisters AG, Nordgröön Energie, Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Energie und Betriebe, Stadtwerke Cottbus

Duration: 03/2018–11/2018