The aim of the RLI project “DALE – The German Perspective” is to establish the DALE Network in Germany. DALE stands for Global Initiative for Distributed and Local Energy and is an international network of experts working on the topic of decentralized energy supply. The network aims to promote the expansion of renewable energy through more local production and advocates funding in this area. The goal of DALE is to see that at least half of all businesses and private households receive most of their energy from local energy production by the year 2035.
The German part of DALE aims to increase awareness of the network in Germany and to create an exchange among experts in research, business, society, and policy. The central questions with regard to decentralized energy supply as well as the current state of discussion from the German perspective will be collected and presented in a report. The overview of the current state in Germany will be incorporated in the development of the international network. Furthermore, we will participate in the development of a structured information exchange in the network.
Project duration: November 2017 – February 2018
Organize telephone conferences and workshops
Conduct a survey with experts on decentralized energy supply
Expert support in drafting the report
First DALE Status Report available now | April 20th 2018
The first DALE Status Report is available for download. It summarizes the results of the exchange among energy experts until now, which was guided by the following questions:
What can Germany learn from the experience other countries have had with decentralized energy transitions? Which countries are seen as role models by energy market experts?
And the other way around: What contribuition can Germany make for promoting decentralized energy markets worldwide?
These insights are based on two online surveys among more than 100 German and almost 50 international experts from 26 countries. The survey results were evaluated and prioritized in context oft he two workshops.
The second DALE workshop in cooperation with IET and l°energy 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. A summary of the workshop is available at here.
1st Workshop | Januar 19th 2018 | Berlin
The first DALE workshop in cooperation with IET and l°energy was held on the topic of “Decentralized and local energy – where do we stand in Germany and what do we want to learn from the world?”
A summary of the workshop is available here.