The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Federal Environment Ministry are inviting the accredited delegates, observers, participants and journalists at the United Nations Climate Change Conference to explore the innovative energy region of NRW.

In the period 7 to 16 November 2017 the state of NRW is offering eighteen highly diverse excursions to view exemplary energy projects from the energy region of North Rhine-Westphalia. The beacon projects from NRW being presented highlight the fact that the Energiewende (Energy transition) in Germany has reached all levels of society and its implementation is now a task involving society as a whole.

In this energy intensive state economics and climate protection go hand in hand, and the rising energy efficiency is increasingly giving companies in the region a competitive advantage. With the presented solutions of climate protection visitors of the COP23 will be able to take home to their own countries useful information gleaned from the examples presented. This means that an active exchange of views on best practice examples is being vigorously promoted on an international level.

The day-long excursions, each of which will also culminate in a tourist highlight, can be booked free of charge. All destinations can accommodate groups of up to 40 persons – and so you should register promptly. Registrations will be accepted in the order in which they are received.

07.11.2017, Tuesday

Climate adaptation project – Energy-plus houses – Energy-efficient design

07.11.2017, Tuesday

Climate protection estate – tenant electricity

08.11.2017, Wednesday

Efficient heating technologies and systems

08.11.2017, Wednesday

Geothermal heat and pellets and e-mobility for Bonn-based companies

09.11.2017, Thursday

Energy modernisation and energy process optimisation

09.11.2017, Thursday

The DLR solar furnace – High-powered floodlight – Sustainable resources

10.11.2017, Friday

Solar thermal power plant – Largest artificial sun – Atmosphere simulation chamber SAP...

10.11.2017, Friday

Geothermal heat and pellets and e-mobility for Bonn-based companies

11.11.2017, Saturday

Heading for an energy-self-sufficient district

12.11.2017, Sunday

Bio Energy Park – Transparent Central Heating Plant – Energy Experience Trail

13.11.2017, Monday

Waste management centre – Virtual Power Plant

13.11.2017, Monday

Climate adaptation project – Energy-Plus Houses – Energy-efficient design

14.11.2017, Tuesday

Wind test site – Wind farm

14.11.2017, Tuesday

Energy modernisation and energy process optimisation

15.11.2017, Wednesday

Hydropower – Potential of pumped storage hydropower plants

15.11.2017, Wednesday

Transport turnaround – StreetScooter Works – Electromobility Laboratory (eLab)

16.11.2017, Thursday

The world's most efficient and highest-performing combined-cycle power plant

16.11.2017, Thursday

The Ruhr undergoing change – the examples of thyssenkrupp and Essen, the European Green ...