To secure the success of Germany’s energy transition, the Energiewende, within the global aims related to energy policy as laid out in the Paris agreement, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) is striving to establish closer energy policy partnerships and cooperation with countries throughout the world.
The ongoing dialogues and signed formalised partnerships maintained by the BMWK with over 20 partner countries constitute a key element of the German Government’s external energy policy. This growing global network linking Germany with other countries also seeking to transform their energy systems is a valuable asset to all those involved, with high-level energy partnerships and dialogues facilitating regular bilateral exchange between both governments and other institutions and stakeholders. The ultimate aim of these initiatives is to accelerate the global energy transition, promote mutual learning and facilitate cross-border cooperation.
The Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG is part of a consortium of project partners that provides support to the BMWK in its endeavour to foster cooperation and the exchange of knowledge on energy policy with the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Within this consortium, RENAC is charged with the organisation of bilateral knowledge exchange activities, aiding the BMWK by organising high-level expert delegation trips to Germany, both physically or as virtual events.
"Wonderful depth and breadth of German participation and exceptionally organized."
Scott Wright, USA, Midcontinent Independent System Operator, 2017
"An excellent one-stop shop to learn about Energiewende."
Travis Kavulla, USA, Montana Public Service Commission, 2017
"…… The best things about the program are two areas: Networking and Content from policy to operations. This will help me think about our industry's journey to decarbonize the grid."
Erik Takayesu, USA, Southern California Edison, 2017