Official Side Events Schedule

Guided Tour Mobility Solutions

All over the world, both urban and rural areas are tackling the great challenge of transforming their mobility infrastructure in a sustainable and cost efficient way. Join us and meet several Berlin-based entrepreneurs who are making it their job to fight pollution by applying innovative and sustainable solutions. REGISTRATION.

Do you think Energy Efficiency is not sexy? Then come with us and be inspired by highly efficient buildings, sustainable community projects and ground-breaking architectural designs. REGISTRATION.

Energy consumption and inefficient processes are a major cost driver and a critical factor when it comes to economic viability for the industrial production of everyday goods. Let us show you prime examples of efficient industrial production processes and meet the visionaries behind them. REGISTRATION.

The aim of this panel discussion is to show that renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies offer extremely varied and innovative solutions, as showcased in the dena Renewable Energy Solutions Programme. German companies and international operators of flagship projects realized within this framework will present the benefits of reference projects as well as challenges encountered during their implementation. REGISTRATION.

VBI project developers will share their knowledge on how to develop and realize International Renewable Energy Projects. Furthermore the guide “Renewable Energy” from the VBI will be presented.

Mexico's new government is focusing on economic recovery, social justice and the fight against corruption. Unfortunately, Mexico's economic situation limits its investment capacity, and the energy sector is a key element from the perspective of social justice and economic growth. In this side event, we will discuss how Mexico could use its world class renewable energy endowments to reduce subsidies and fossil fuel imports, while inspiring sustainable and equitable social development. REGISTRATION.

The networking event gives you the opportunity to get in touch and exchange with German companies offering smart and climate-friendly energy solutions. Selected participants of the BETD from various countries will pitch about the energy solutions their country requires to accelerate the energy transition. Here you can find the official invitation from Christina Wittek, Head of Division. You can find photo impressions from last year on our website. As the number of participants is limited, early confirmation is strongly recommended. If you are interested to pitch, please contact us: office@german-energy-solutions.de.

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, entrance at Invalidenstraße 48, 10115 Berlin

As part of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue; The Solar Panel Art Series, in collaboration with Circle Culture, will be hosting its "Transition Edition" at Hotel de Rome from the 7th April till the 13th of April. Exhibited artworks will be available on auction during Berlin Gallery Weekend (1-3 May), with proceeds supporting Olafur Eliasson "Little Sun Foundation" provide clean light to school children and teachers living off the energy grid in Rwanda.

Tech Festival

The Tech Festival brings together a global network of innovators shaping the future of energy. The one-day event allows participants to access the best start-ups and outstanding entrepreneurs in the field of energy solutions, in addition to innovation-driven corporates, investors, and public organizations leading the energy transition. FURTHER INFORMATION.

The evening reception is one of the highlights of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, serving as the melting pot of the Berlin Energy Week. Guests of the BETD come together with the Start Up Energy Transition Tech Festival participants and the guests of the Berlin Energy Week partner events to witness the recognition of the top start ups from the Start Up Transition Award.

As part of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue; The Solar Panel Art Series, in collaboration with Circle Culture, will be hosting its "Transition Edition" at Hotel de Rome from the 7th April till the 13th of April. Exhibited artworks will be available on auction during Berlin Gallery Weekend (1-3 May), with proceeds supporting Olafur Eliasson "Little Sun Foundation" provide clean light to school children and teachers living off the energy grid in Rwanda.

Women's Lunch

Women play a major role in paving the way for a truly global and reliable energy transition. However, it is a well-known fact that the energy sector and other energy transition sectors continue to be male-dominated. We will foster the exchange among participants of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue and representatives of various networks of women working in the energy sector by hosting the second lunch meeting for women only, jointly organised by the German Energy Agency and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET). REGISTRATION.

As part of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue; The Solar Panel Art Series, in collaboration with Circle Culture, will be hosting its "Transition Edition" at Hotel de Rome from the 7th April till the 13th of April. Exhibited artworks will be available on auction during Berlin Gallery Weekend (1-3 May), with proceeds supporting Olafur Eliasson "Little Sun Foundation" provide clean light to school children and teachers living off the energy grid in Rwanda.

Guided Tour Digital Energy Transformation

The digital transformation is having a fundamental impact on structures and actors in the energy world. It holds enormous potential, but also brings not-yet-fully-identified challenges. That said, one thing is certain: The digital transformation will revolutionize the world. To discover how we can benefit from, and participate in, this development, we will be visiting movers and shakers through whom we can see our energy future taking shape. REGISTRATION.

In the old world of power supply, electricity generation was centralized, meaning that it needed to be transported to consumers via extensive and expensive infrastructure. But how can we manage to proceed to the 21st century, decentralize our power production, transmission and consumption? Join us and see how local communities are shaping their energy transition and becoming independent, thereby transforming markets and creating value. REGISTRATION.

Renewable industries are not only the cornerstone of tomorrow’s climate-friendly energy system, but also create value and employment. If you want to experience how massive wind turbines are produced and highly efficient storage solutions applied, join us on this tour. REGISTRATION.

Electrification and digitalization are seen as the future of the mobility sector. But what happens with sectors that are not so easy to electrify? How can we still meet international climate targets? Find the answers by joining us – and discover a new generation of fuels. REGISTRATION.

The imminent development of innovative power plants, as well as the consensus to reduce emissions and curb rising energy prices, require the use of highly efficient energy-generation technologies, such as cogeneration of heat and electricity. But how do these systems actually work, and how competitive are they compared to conventional technologies? What are the potential social benefits? To find answers to all these questions, we will visit sites with state-of-the-art technologies that are driving our energy transition. REGISTRATION.

The workshop will focus on comprehensive solar solutions, especially on the combination of PV, CSP, solar thermal, solar-biomass hybrids and new storage technologies. It will provide an overview of best practice reports on actual projects at allow a stable, low cost energy supply in sun-belt countries. REGISTRATION VIA EMAIL.

Electricity generation from wind power and solar photovoltaic depends on the weather. the grid is the key tool that we have at hands to guarantee system reliability and ensure cost-effectiveness of power systems. In this workshop, experts from think tanks a TSO and a network operation technology provider will discuss challenges, experiences, and new approaches for safety and efficiently integrating wind and solar into power systems. REGISTRATION.

This workshop is designed for interested practitioners that want to better understand: - the relevant bankability aspects of the PV technology and the financing approach for photovoltaic projects, - main risks associated with PV projects and common mitigation techniques from the finance provider’s perspective. - the step-by-step cash flow planning process for a sample project and its financial assessment using project finance ratios

The Urban Energy Forum 2019 will focus on the evolution on today's energy economy, which challenges the status-quo of yesterday's centralized power models as we shift towards a decentralized energy system that relies on clean, local power. Independet prosumers and distributed peer-to-peer solutions become central to the business models and technologies of tomorrow. REGISTRATION.

As part of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue; The Solar Panel Art Series, in collaboration with Circle Culture, will be hosting its "Transition Edition" at Hotel de Rome from the 7th April till the 13th of April. Exhibited artworks will be available on auction during Berlin Gallery Weekend (1-3 May), with proceeds supporting Olafur Eliasson "Little Sun Foundation" provide clean light to school children and teachers living off the energy grid in Rwanda.

Guided Tour Urban Energy Transition

Two-thirds of the world’s population is projected to live in cities by the year 2050. As a result, demand for energy and private transportation is set to increase exponentially – and pollution could skyrocket. Berlin, however, has set itself the goal of becoming emission free by 2050. Join us and see how start-ups, established players and think tanks are working to couple sectors and thereby reshape our future cities. REGISTRATION.

Addressing the volatility of renewable electricity and finding solutions for the transmission, storage and security of green energy. These aspects will be key to the energy systems of tomorrow. Is there a way to connect all of these dots? In this tour, we will take you to the heart of sector coupling and show you solutions for integrated energy transition. REGISTRATION.

As part of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue; The Solar Panel Art Series, in collaboration with Circle Culture, will be hosting its "Transition Edition" at Hotel de Rome from the 7th April till the 13th of April. Exhibited artworks will be available on auction during Berlin Gallery Weekend (1-3 May), with proceeds supporting Olafur Eliasson "Little Sun Foundation" provide clean light to school children and teachers living off the energy grid in Rwanda.