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Energy Innovation in Germany: New Business Models and Integrated Urban Redevelopment

September 22, 2015Megan ButlerEvents, NewsComments Off on 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

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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.

Panelists:
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]

Co-Sponsors:
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

 

 

 

 

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The Energy Transition Lab is a strategic initiative of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment in partnership with the Law School.
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Funding for the Energy Transition Lab is primarily provided by the Institute on the Environment. Other funders include McKnight Foundation, Energy Foundation, Carolyn Foundation, US Department of Energy, Wind Energy Foundation and the University of California Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute. Support for energy storage work is provided by the Minneapolis Foundation, Great River Energy, Mortenson Construction, AES Corporation, Next Era Energy Resources, and General Electric. Funders have no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of any manuscript.