Energy Innovation in Germany: New Business Models and Integrated Urban Redevelopment
In October the Energy Transition Lab is co-sponsoring a public forum entitled “Energy Innovation in Germany: New Business Models and Integrated Urban Redevelopment.” The forum will involve energy policy leaders from Minnesota and Germany. Join city planners U. Carstensen and J. Aengenvoort of NextKraftwerke and a group of Minnesota energy policy experts for an exciting conversation!
When: Monday, Oct. 12, 3:00-5:00 PM
Where: Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, U of M
Cost: free and open to the public
Germany’s energy transformation has entered its next stage. Large-scale decentralized renewable energy production is pushing new business models based on “virtual power plants.” IT-based company NextKraftwerke has a networked portfolio of 1,500 MW with 2,700 generation stations. It trades 6TWh. At the same time, energy efficiency mandates and renewable energy standards are shaping municipal redevelopment—in small and large settings. The $11B public-private partnership HafenCity Hamburg models one future. Are there lessons and ideas for Minnesota’s energy and urban development players? Join city planner U. Carstensen and J. Aengenvoort of NextKraftwerke and a group of Minnesota energy policy experts for an exciting conversation.
Jan Aengenvoort, director of communications, NextKraftwerke GmbH, Germany
Uwe Carstensen, project consultant, HafenCity Hamburg, Germany
State Rep. Melissa Hortman, member, Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee
State Rep. Joyce Peppin, House Majority Leader (tbc)
Carissa Slotterback, director of research engagement, U of M
Bob Ambrose, director governmental affairs, Great River Energy
Steve Kelley, senior fellow, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, U of M [moderator]
Lewis Gilbert, managing director, Institute on the Environment, U of M [welcome]
University of Minnesota–Institute on the Environment, Energy Transitions Lab, UED.
German partners–Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, German Embassy
Industry partners–Minnesota Power, Great River Energy, Geronimo Energy, District Energy St. Paul