The German Trade Office Taipei has organized a digital delegation of five German companies active in the field of smart grids and grid integration of renewables from May 11 to 15, 2020 as part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
“Future smart grids will be active players in the energy supply system by ensuring a power conditioning as well as an efficient distribution of the electricity generated by renewable energy sources,” stated Axel Limberg, Chief Representative and Executive Director of the German Trade Office Taipei during the “Smart Grid and Grid Integration of Renewables in Taiwan” webinar at the German Trade Office Taipei on May 12.
The webinar served as an online conference during which the participants got an insight into the latest technology, products, and solutions in regards of smart grids and grid integration of renewables in Taiwan. Over 80 participants joined the webinar. During the week, the German companies will also have several digital meetings with potential Taiwanese partners in individual video conferences.
Background of the Delegation:
The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is supporting initial business contact delegation visits by small- and medium-sized German companies of various industries to destinations worldwide via its “Mittelstand Global” initiative. The main goal of this delegation visit is to provide German companies active in the field of offshore wind energy and Taiwanese firms of all branches and sizes with a platform to make first contact with one another and initiate future partnerships.
The five participating German companies are:
· Energy Meteo Systems
Founded in 2004, energy & meteo systems is today a leading provider of digital solutions for the grid and market integration of renewable energies. With our technologies, the production of more than 420 GW of installed capacity is forecasted and dozens of gigawatts are monitored, remote-controlled and traded.
· Envelio GmbH
For a successful energy transition, millions of new solar panels, wind turbines and EV charging points have to be integrated into the power grids. As a consequence, planning and operation of the grids becomes increasingly complex. envelio provides the Intelligent Grid Platform: a digital assistance system that supports distribution grid operators in their workflows with regard to planning and operation of power systems with high shares of renewables.
· Greengate AG
Since 2000, GreenGate AG has been developing highly adaptable and innovative software solutions for the maintenance of systems and infrastructures. Customers from manufacturing, energy and water industries use GS-Service software for technical management, maintenance planning and operations management tasks. Further functionalities include workforce management, warehouse management and document management. The system can also be used with mobile devices.
· J. Schneider Elektrotechnik GmbH
J.Schneider is one of the leading suppliers of industrial power supplies in the worldwide markets. In each of the three business devices: Transformers, Service-Center Electrical Drives and HV/UPS customer request are in the focus during the development of high quality products and services.
· Tesvolt GmbH
Tesvolt specializes in battery storage for commercial enterprises. They produce electricity storage with the most modern battery cells: prismatic lithium cells from Samsung SDI based on nickel-manganese-cobalt-oxide. The intelligent cell control is certified by TÜV Rheinland. TESVOLT storage systems operate with low voltage as well as high voltage and can be connected to all energy producers: sun, wind, water and cogeneration - on-grid as well as off-grid.
Aside from the companies, Ms. Su-Chen Weng, Secretary General of the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs as well as Lars Waldmann, M.A. Dipl. Oec., CEO Energiewende Consult President European Institute for Energy Technology presented their expertise during the webinar.
German Energy Solutions Initiative
The German Energy Solutions Initiative is implemented in coordination with German industry associations as members of the advisory council and in cooperation with partners such as the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs), the German Energy Agency (dena), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and further international project partners and service providers.
Around 1600 companies participate in around 170 events and projects every year. The annual budget of the German Energy Solutions Initiative amounts to €18.5 million. The promotion of smart and sustainable energy in Germany has resulted in the establishment of an industry which offers some of the world’s leading technologies. This industry encompasses several thousand small and medium-sized enterprises specialized in the development, design and production of renewable energy systems, energy efficiency solutions, smart grids and storage technologies.
With this level of expertise and experience in the promotion and deployment of renewable and smart energy solutions, Germany is a perfect partner for business cooperation. The German Energy Solutions Initiative aims to strengthen the position of German energy technologies on the international market and support firms to find adequate partners to market their solutions abroad.