This project is being funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Energy Forum West 2018


New challenges are arising in power supply due to the increased use of renewable energy sources and the fluctuation in their availability. Particularly in city districts, this presents the opportunity for developing and implementing new approaches. This gives rise to visionary ideas on how to master these challenges in the future. Decentralised systems and digital solutions are just as much a driver for energy related development in city districts as are the collaborative efforts of the wide range of stakeholders.

KlimaExpo.NRW presented this potential at Philharmonie Essen on 15 January 2018 as part of Energieforum West 2018. Under the heading “Climate-friendly energy generation and use in the district of the future – From the vision to implementation”, Jörg Heynkes from Arrenberg Climate Community and Christian Remacly from KlimaExpo.NRW project “GrowSmarter Cologne: Climate-friendly living in the Stegerwaldsiedlung area” together with Stephan Becker and Jürgen Köhne from KlimaExpo.NRW project “Herne-Sodingen climate quarter” presented their innovative ideas and concepts, some of which are already being implemented today. Marcus Fuchs from the E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University presented current research trends on energy in city districts. Finally, Nils Dering from the North Rhine-Westphalia State Agency for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection presented “Energieatlas.NRW”, the new NRW energy atlas, and explained its advantages for the housing sector. The speakers and about 100 guests discussed what climate-friendly energy generation and use in the district of the future can look like and how citizens, enterprises and the climate can benefit from technological developments.

The Energy Forum West is a conference on the topics of energy efficiency and energy generation, which takes place once a year in Essen.




Anke Kalmbach
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