International Experts Discuss the Change in German Energy Policy

OTTI e.V. organises conference on grid integration for renewable energies in Berlin

Regensburg, 30 August 2012. The East Bavarian Technology-Transfer-Institute (OTTI) is organising the Fifth International Conference on Grid Integration for Renewable Energies. For the first time, the event will take place in the country making a major change in its energy policy: Germany. From 4 to 6 December in Berlin, international experts from 17 countries will be discussing the change in Germany's energy policy and the transformation of the grid. In addition, they will be comparing it with scenarios in other countries. The organiser expects 300 to 500 participants.

In addition to covering the basic political conditions, the conference will focus on the technological challenges of grid integration. In further plenary sessions, international experts will be presenting pilot projects of intelligent power grids (so called Smart Grids) in model regions, future scenarios in which renewable energies takes up to 80 per cent of energy provision as well as new standards and testing methods.

All Participants at One Table

"The German goals for climate change can only be attained when the energy supply itself is transformed", says the conference chair Philipp Strau from the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy Systems Technology. "With this, the Fifth Integration Conference, we are thinking outside the box and have brought all the participants from the energy sector to the table for the first time."

Among the contributors count, in addition to energy providers, politicians and plant operators, representatives from energy agencies, the European Commission as well as research and testing institutes from Europe, Asia, Australia and America. With panel discussions, short presentations, workshops and accompanying exhibitions, the organiser has created additional platforms for participants to exchange experience across international borders.

Decision Makers of the International Energy Sector

The International Conference on the Integration of Renewable Energy Sources and Distributed Energy Resources is directed toward decision makers from the energy sector. Since its inception in Brussels in 2004, it has taken place every two years in a different country. The patron of the Fifth International Integration Conference is the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservancy and Nuclear Safety. Further information, registration forms and the detailed programme are available in the Internet at

For press representatives a press conference will take place with international energy experts of the integration conference at the conference venue, the Maritim proArte Hotel in Berlin. Further information and an invitation will follow shorty.

About OTTI e.V.

The East Bavarian Technology-Transfer-Institute (OTTI) is a training institute and a non-profit association. Supported by a start-up incentive from the economy and politics, the institute is based on a complex international network in the industry, science, research, associations and politics. All the activities of OTTI are directed at making companies more economically competitive by promoting knowledge transfer.

Since 1986, OTTI has been organising conferences and seminars in the sector of renewable energies. It covers a spectrum spanning from biomass and hydroelectric power to photovoltaic plants and innovative energy management.

Editor and Press Contact

OTTI - Ostbayerisches Technologie-Transfer-Institut e. V.
Department Renewable Energies and Management
Wernerwerkstr. 4
93049 Regensburg, Germany
Britta Haseneder
Telephone: +49 (0)941 29688 37
Telefax: +49 (0)941 29688 17

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