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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

10/28/2020 – Press release – Energy transition


Andreas Feicht, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, opened the final conference of the SINTEG program “Smart Energy Showcase – Digital Agenda for the Energy Transition” today. State Secretary Feicht: “With the final conference, our SINTEG funding program comes to a successful end. Experts from all over Germany have developed and tested solutions for the energy system of the future and the digitization of the energy sector in five model regions. Transferable blueprints have been created for many of the challenges that an energy supply with a high proportion of renewable energies brings with it. We will incorporate the recommendations of the SINTEG experts into the further development of the regulatory framework. The successful completion of SINTEG also shows that real-life laboratories are a suitable framework to generate and try out cross-actor problem solutions and innovations. With these we not only strengthen Germany as a location for innovation, but also make ourselves fit for the future in terms of climate policy. ”Prof. Dr. Werner Beba, spokesman for the shop window coordinators and coordinator of the north German shop window NEW 4.0: “SINTEG’s recipe for success is the collaboration of various actors and teams from 300 project partners from the energy sector, science, industry and others. This has created a unique network of experts from all over Germany, which ensures that the respective regional solutions can be transferred. We will continue! ”With the SINTEG program, the following areas were successfully examined within the five showcases: Identification of flexibility potentials and strengthening of sector coupling SINTEG shows how and where technical load and generation shifting potentials as well as sector coupling potentials can be activated in order to convert them into flexibilities in the energy system to be available. In addition, applications of sector coupling are being tested as models, in which (excess) regeneratively generated electricity is made usable for the heating market, the transport sector or industry. Development of network-friendly flexibility mechanismsSINTEG tests market mechanisms (“flexibility platforms”) for the provision of system services for network operators and develops specific Recommendations for action for the further development of the regulatory framework. Digitization – between enablers and value-added services in the intelligent energy system. In addition, SINTEG shows how digital value-added services can be created in the electrical energy system. Pioneers for real laboratories With SINTEG, an important field of experimentation and demonstration has been created to test the feasibility of the energy transition and to promote innovation, which has generated model solutions in a national and international context. SINTEG also stands for an ecosystem approach in energy research with large, agile, cross-value-chain partner networks in which all relevant actors jointly try out solutions for the intelligent energy system of the future in large-scale practical tests. Participation & acceptance – create understanding and arouse passion for An opportunity-oriented energy transition Citizens play an active role in the use of renewable energies. In the SINTEG real-world laboratory, numerous new methods were developed and demonstrated to actively involve citizens, experts and interested parties in the energy transition, to promote acceptance and to increase the participation of individuals and society in the energy transition. The BMWi supports the five SINTEG showcases around 200 million euros. Together with the investments of the companies involved, half a billion euros will be invested in the digitization of the energy sector. The five SINTEG shop windows are: “C / sells: Large-scale shop window in the solar arc of southern Germany”: The “C / sells” shop window in Baden-Württemberg , Bavaria and Hesse focuses on solar energy. The focus is on the regional optimization of generation and consumption. “DESIGNETZ: Energy transition kit – From individual solutions to the efficient system of the future”: In the “DESIGNETZ” shop window in North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, energy from sun and wind is to be used for the supply be used by urban and industrial consumers. “enera: The next big step in the energy transition”: The “enera” showcase in Lower Saxony addresses the three main areas of grid, market and data. For example, a digital market platform is being developed for trading local flexibilities to optimize network operations. “NEW 4.0: North German energy transition”: The “NEW 4.0” showcase in Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg is intended to show that the region will be safe and efficient as early as 2035 100 percent renewable energy can be supplied. “WindNODE: The showcase for intelligent energy from Northeast Germany”: The showcase “WindNODE” covers the eastern German states. The aim is an efficient integration of renewable generation in a cross-energy optimized system comprising electricity, heating and mobility sectors. More information on the SINTEG program can be found here.


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