The second workshop organized by the RLI in cooperation with IET and l°energy as part of the DALE project was held on the topic of “Decentralized and local energy.” The workshop focused on four main aspects resulting from participant discussion during the first workshop which were considered especially relevant to decentralized energy supply. In addition, a second survey was evaluated.
The workshop began with a summary of the results of the first workshop in January. The ideas that Germany is no longer considered a suitable role model on a national level or that “citizen energy” actors constitute a major driver of decentralized energy markets were highlighted especially. Next, results from an international survey were presented, for which the questions from a national survey had been adopted. These showed that over 60 percent of the energy experts surveyed in other countries view Germany as pioneering with regard to energy transition and local energy supply. Finally, the main topics of the last workshop, namely digitalization, network charges, innovation as well as local and direct electricity, were further discussed and weighted according to their relevance.