Polish-German Energy Platform started!

Project that I have been developing for the past 3 years – let it be helpful for both countries to enhance mutual understanding and work together towards carbon neutrality! :-)

From the press release of dena on its website:

Deutsch-Polnische Energieplattform stärkt die europäische Energiewende

Die dena und die polnische Nationale Energieagentur KAPE starten Plattform zur grenzübergreifenden Zusammenarbeit

Die Energieagenturen der beiden Länder werden über die Plattform ihre Expertise bündeln und ihre Netzwerke zusammenschließen. Ziel ist es, zur Verständigung zwischen Polen und Deutschland beizutragen und so einen gemeinsamen Weg zur Klimaneutralität zu gestalten.

Energiegemeinschaften im Fokus

Zunächst liegt der Fokus auf Energiegemeinschaften. Gemeinsam mit Städten, Organisationen und Unternehmen beider Länder fördert die Plattform den Erfahrungsaustausch und entwickelt Projekte. Eine Energiegemeinschaft ist der Zusammenschluss lokaler Akteure zur gemeinsamen Produktion und Verwertung von Energie. Es soll analysiert werden, wie Energiegemeinschaften in beiden Ländern jeweils ausgestaltet sind und wie die Rahmenbedingungen dafür verbessert werden können. Darauf aufbauend wird untersucht, wie eine grenzübergreifende Energieregion funktionieren könnte, die Kommunen, Unternehmen und Bürgerinnen und Bürger auf beiden Seiten der Grenze zusammenbringt.

Über die Webseite www.d-p-plattform.de stellt die Deutsch-Polnische 
Energieplattform aktuelle Informationen bereit.

Report on assessing power system adequacy in Germany and Europa

Report written by myself, Dr. Thomas Ackermann and Peter-Philipp Schierhorn from Energynautics, and Anders Hove from GIZ “Assessing power system adequacy in Germany and Europe” was published in March this year. The analysis was published by the German Energy Agency (dena) in the framework of the Sino-German Energy Transition Project led by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) [German Society for International Cooperation] GmbH . The project supports the exchange between Chinese government think tanks and German research institutions to strengthen the Sino-German scientific exchangeon the energy transition and share German energy transition experiences with a Chinese audience.

From the Editorial of the publication:

“The purpose of this report is to explain and illustrate how Germany and Europe are adapting their system assessmentand planning processes to ensure that reliability and energy security are fully compatible with the retirement of conventional coal and nuclear power plant capacity. After all, Germany has one of the most reliable power systems in the world—the most recent system adequacy study for 2030 shows that Germany’s loss-of-load-probability (LoLP) for that year is 20 times safer than the country’s current standard,1even thoughGermanywill shortly phase out its last remaining nuclear plants and most of its coal capacity by the end of the decade. However, since the analysis was based on assumptions derived from past German policy targets that have been changed in the meantime, futureupdatedcapacity adequacy assessments may arrive at slightly different results.”

The report is available on the website of the Sino-German Energypartnership as well as on the dena website.

Chinese translation is available here.

Book chapter on Polish renewable energy policy

9781783471553

Mine and Andrzej Ancygier’s book chapter “Poland at the renewable energy policy crossroads – an incongruent Europeanization?” has been published in the book “A Guide to EU Renewable Energy Policy. Comparing Europeanization and Domestic Policy Change in EU Member States” by Edward Elgar Publishing (2017, pp. 183-203).

About the book from the publisher’s website:

“This book is a guide for understanding the EU renewable energy policy as one of the most ambitious attempts world-wide to facilitate a transition towards more sustainable energy systems. It contains key case studies for understanding how member states have shaped the EU renewable energy policy, how the EU has affected the policies of its member states and how renewable energy policies have diffused horizontally. An analysis of the external dimension of the EU renewable energy policy is also included.”

Book chapter on Polish energy and climate policy

My book chapter “Poland’s Clash Over Energy and Climate Policy: Green Economy or Grey Status Quo?” has been published in the book “The European Union in International Climate Change Politics. Still Taking a Lead?” edited by Rüdiger K. W. Wurzel, James Connely and Duncan Liefferink. More informatione here.