Today marks the beginning of the 18th E-World Water and Energy trade fair in Essen, Germany. Danish energy companies at the Danish Pavilion stand ready to meet participating stakeholders and share Denmark’s smart energy solutions.
E-world is one of Europe’s leading trade fairs for the energy and water industries with 650 exhibitors from over 20 countries and 24,000 visitors from over 70 countries in 2017. This year more than 800 exhibitors are participating in the event – among them Danish companies NGF, Wheaternews, Energinet and Energi Danmark. They are a part of the Danish pavilion organized by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI), the Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin and State of Green.
Among the speakers at the opening reception were DI, the Energy Agency of North Rhine-Westphalia (Energi Agentur NRW), Nature Energy, Energinet, Weathernews and the Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin. Speeches highlighted the successful collaboration the two countries have enjoyed on energy matters. In addition, Energi Agentur NRW, which is the energy service provider to the state of North Rhine Westphalia, mentioned how the Danish decarbonisation journey, specifically the country’s district heating system, which utilises surplus heat from industry for domestic heating, had been a large source of inspiration.
Since its inauguration in 2000, E-World has been a destination event for energy services, IT and energy trading. This year, the key focal point is ‘Smart Energy’ solutions with an emphasis on integration of renewable energy, energy efficiency and other smart solutions within energy and water.
Given Germany is Denmark’s largest export market – also when it comes to export of energy technology – Danish participation in E-World is natural. In November 2017 at COP23 in Germany, Denmark also signed a partnership agreement with the German state of Baden-Württemberg aimed at helping the German green frontrunner accelerate its transition to a low-carbon, energy effective society and simultaneously increase Danish exports of energy technology. According to a report from 2017 published by DI Energy, Danish Energy and the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Germany was responsible for 24.2 percent of the total Danish export of energy technology and services in 2016.
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German website and publication
At the previous year’s opening of the Danish pavilion at E-World, State of Green launched its German website www.stateofgreen.de to strengthen Danish-German collaboration in transitioning to a greener society, and encourage an increased knowledge sharing between professionals. The site is a collaborative project between the Royal Danish Embassy, Berlin and State of Green. Access it here.
In addition, in another effort to encourage knowledge sharing between Denmark and Germany, State of Green and the Danish Energy Association published a Distribution System Operator (DSO) magazine in March of 2017. This magazine explores the current and future role of the Danish DSOs in the European energy system, serving as both an inspiration and invitation to German DSOs to share their perspectives on the current challenges and possible solutions. The magazine is available in English, German and Danish.
The ongoing E-world Water and Energy 2018 is a two-day trade fair ending on Thursday the 8th of February.