The Geothermal Energy Network NRW

The Geothermal Energy Network encompasses the activities in North-Rhine Westphalia connected with geothermal energy. The Geothermal Energy Network is integrated in the structure of the EnergyEconomy Cluster EnergyRegion.NRW.

The EnergyAgency.NRW is responsible for the management of both the Cluster EnergyRegion.NRW and of the Cluster EnergyResearch.NRW (CEF:NRW). Their networks and partners will therefore continue in future to provide the basis for the cluster work and its adequate co-ordination.

The existing Geothermal Energy Working Group with about 1250 members includes companies, institutions of science and research, and bodies in public administration.

The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, E-Mobility Network NRW

The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, E-Mobility Network NRW brings together experienced and new players in the field of fuel cell and hydrogen technology to jointly promote the development and market introduction. Since March 2017 it continues the work of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Network, founded 2000, and the activities of the Project Coordination Office for E-Mobility since 2009.

By intensifying the transfer of knowledge between research and industry, new fields are created, the production and research location NRW strengthened and the technology guided to market introduction.

The network has its base in Dusseldorf, the capital of NRW. The branch office is located in the Science Park Gelsenkirchen.

The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, E-Mobility Network is managed by the EnergyAgency.NRW on behalf of the State NRW. The cluster is the strategic platform in NRW with broad expertise in the field of energy. Key competences include energy research, technological development, demonstration and market introduction of the energy consultancy and professional development.

The Wind Energy Network NRW

NRW legt bei der Windenergie kräftig zu.
Foto: Luise/pixelio
NRW legt bei der Windenergie kräftig zu.
Foto: Luise/pixelio
Mission Statement: As the interface between companies and policymakers the Wind Energy Network NRW occupies a unique position from which it can operate as consultant and co-ordinator.

The Wind Energy Network NRW under the Network Manager Claudia Bredemann provides information on the numerous players and central themes of the wind sector in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Network is integrated in the structure of the energy cluster EnergyRegion.NRW of the EnergyAgency.NRW.

With the Network the industry has a platform on which specialists and experts can exchange views in relation to specific topics and with a view to find solutions. Furthermore the Network provides new ideas for future key topics in the wind sector and offers the opportunity to present innovations. It also offers wide-ranging information on the themes of research and development, technology, market potential and policy. With this bundled expertise the Wind Energy Network NRW is a competent partner for industry, research and other players in the wind sector.

This year the Network is participating among other things in regional events across NRW, in the Wind Round Table (Windstammtisch) in Düsseldorf, the Wind Suplier Forum at the Hannover Trade Fair in April, the Wind Energy NRW Industry Day in June in Duesseldorf and the Wind Energy Days in November at Bad Driburg.

In September the Wind Power Network NRW is organising the annual event "Wind Updates.NRW 2016". Innovative features of the wind sector will be presented. This event offers all players in the wind domain the opportunity to exchange views and gather information. Furthermore the Wind Energy Network NRW will organise regular entrepreneur trips and international trade fair presentations.

Wind Energy Market Guide NRW

The Wind Energy Market Guide NRW provides an excellent overview of wind energy facts and figures, and also of the companies, research institutions and associations active in this field in NRW. This volume also provides information on the Wind Power Network NRW and on the importance of wind energy for medium-sized enterprises in the state. It is an ideal tool for gaining acquaintance with and deepening knowledge of this topic, and as a reference work available for consultation at any time.

Wind energy

In Germany around 1,115 new wind turbines with a capacity of 3,536 MW were erected onshore in 2015. Offshore, 546 wind turbines with a capacity of around 2,282 MW have been installed. Nationwide this means that at the end of 2015 about 26,772 wind turbines with a capacity of around 44,946 MW had been installed. (Source: "Status Windenergieausbau an Land in Deutschland 2015" and "Status des Offshore-Windenergieausbaus in Deutschland 2015", Deutsche Windguard)

In NRW alone, as at 31.12.2015 more than 3,172 wind turbines with an installed capacity of 4,080 MW were turning. NRW thus continues to occupy the 5th place for installed wind energy capacity among all the federal states of Germany, behind Lower Saxony, Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt and Schleswig-Holstein. In 2015, power generation from wind in Germany amounted to about 85,4 billion kWh. This means that wind turbines produced around 66 per cent more power than the year before (2014: 51.4 billion kWh).

Dr. Joachim Frielingsdorf
Leiter Kommunikation und Pressesprecher / Leiter Wissensmanagement
Phone: 0202 2455219

Oliver E. Weckbrodt
Stv. Leiter Kommunikation
Pressesprecher Energieberatung und Weiterbildung

Phone: 0202 2455220

You can contact the EnergyAgency.NRW additionally on weekdays between 8am and 6pm by calling our hotline on: +49 211 - 8371930