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Brandenburg wind power for Berlin brewery

‘Brauhaus neulich’ in Neukölln has been the first commercial customer in Berlin to be supplied with wind power from Brandenburg in real time since February 2020. The wind turbines are located just 25 kilometers north of Berlin Mitte and are operated by the Teut Group. Power producer, supplier and end user – Teut, Regiogröön and the brewery Brauhaus neulich – had networked on the IKEM’s Local Energy platform.

It took just under a year for practice to follow theory: in November 2018, Lokale Energie had conducted a feasibility study to examine the extent to which it would be possible to supply renewable energy for Berlin from Brandenburg. The result: Berlin and Brandenburg complement each other perfectly. Through the expansion of wind, solar and biogas, more and more end customers in Berlin can be supplied with electricity from 100% renewable energies.

Now, the partners of the “Lokale Energie” platform are presenting the first proof of a utility model of this kind: Brauhaus neulich from Berlin Neukölln obtains its electricity from wind power, produced by Teut wind turbines and supplied by Regiogröön.

Steffen Brückner, owner of Brauhaus neulich: “Our beer is produced and consumed regionally. We are all the more pleased that our energy is now also produced in Brandenburg. As a brewery, we want to take our responsibility for the climate seriously and be part of the energy transition.”

Jan Teut, Managing Director of the Teut Business Group: “We have long been committed to the interests of the region. Many great ideas are emerging for this on the Lokale Energie platform. The utility model is not only attractive for end customers, but also for us as producers. We have a great interest in the sustainable electricity from our plants being used in the Berlin-Brandenburg region.”

Jan Hinrich Glahr, Managing Director of Regiogröön: “Energy transition is much more than the visible expansion of renewable energies. Decentralized generation and consumption of renewables are key for a new energy system. Many companies and private consumers have an interest in electricity from renewable energies. At Regiogröön, the customer can demand 100% RES-Electricity and gets it delivered on balance. In this way, we show what sustainable energy production can look like and where political action is needed so that generation and consumption can come together.”

Simon Schäfer-Stradowsky, Managing Director of IKEM, is pleased that a real project has emerged from the platform: “Lokale Energie offers the space for ideas, which can then be implemented by the actors of the platform. The case of ‘Brauerei neulich’ shows not only how the energy transition can be implemented at the local level, but also what is possible if the legal framework is right. Political decision-makers are asked not only to refrain from restricting these possibilities, but also to promote them in the future.”

On 03 March, the next meeting of the Lokale Energie platform will take place at 6 pm at Neulich Bar, Selchower Str. 20, 12049 Berlin, to which you are very welcome to attend.



Lokale Energie
Lokale Energie is an IKEM-platform and was initiated by Tom Lange, Jan-Hinrich Glahr, Johannes Kauffmann, and Simon Schäfer-Stradowsky. Lokale Energie works together with its partners on numerous energy transition projects that bring together local green power producers, marketers and consumers. The goal is to establish regional and direct marketing of renewable electricity as a building block of the energy transition and to enable local value creation.

The Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility conducts research on the most important issues of the energy and mobility transition. We analyze, evaluate, and develop strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The main focus is on the interactions between climate protection, law, economics, and politics.

Regiogröön is a platform that brings together renewable energy producers and consumers in a unique and sustainable setting. When sun, wind and biomass bundle their generation, they can already provide energy to end consumers in a supply-secure manner.

Teut Business Group
The Teut Business Group has been planning, constructing, and operating wind energy plants since 1996 in a team led by Jan Teut. They mainly work in Brandenburg, but also in other German states as well as in different European countries to create an energetically sustainable future, in responsibility for coming generations.

Brauhaus neulich
The ‘Brauhaus neulich’ has its origin in a community project from Brandenburg. Four years ago, a group of friends started to make their own beer with a self-built brewing system. The brewery moved to Berlin in 2017 and is now a place where beer lovers can enjoy eight different kinds of beers with good music, delicious food, and a cheerful atmosphere.


IKEM – Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility e.V.