North Sea – SEP Final Conference in Oldenburg, Germany

As part of an European exchange program "Interreg IVB North Sea Region" 21 partners out of 6 EU countries met between November 27th and 29th in Oldenburg, Germany in order to discuss the implementation of the energy transition. The focus was lying on the vote for a common guideline, the Oldenburg Recommendation. It should be made available to municipalities, counties and regions in Europe for a better achievement of current and future objectives within the European Union.

Germany has a leading role in the European energy transition process, especially in this 3-year project-period. The focus was on both: the implementation of the protocol and the displacement of the entire energy value chain. The renewable energy in Germany is facing new challenges. Municipal ownership and local energy production are keywords, which were also discussed in the context of the conference.

The Jade University of Applied Sciences has introduced new tools to support local decisions. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Weisensee (Vice-President, "Research and Technology Transfer" of Jade University of Applied Sciences) stressed the importance of cooperation of practically oriented research and regional development.

"The energy transition process holds many opportunities for municipalities while being also a challenge for energy suppliers. The cohesion of the networks, smart grid and the long way to modern and intelligent applications are no longer in the starting phase!", said Tim Brauckmüller, project director and managing partner of the Agency for Technology and Networking, Communication, Organization and Management (ateneKOM GmbH).

For a detailed documentation of the conference you can find: