P r e m i u m  P a r t n e r: EnergyAgency.NRW

The EnergyAgency.NRW works on behalf of the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia as an operative platform with broad expertise in the field of energy: from energy research, technical development, demonstration, market launch and energy consultancy to continuous vocational training. Many of its activities focus on energy efficiency and climate protection.

The Energy Agency.NRW was established in 1990 and operates now with around 120 employees from its locations in Düsseldorf, Gelsenkirchen and Wuppertal. It is funded by, among others, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Over 3.300 companies and institutions are partners of the EnergyAgency.NRW, most of them are small and medium-sized enterprises. The network counts also 64 universities, 107 institutes and 94 associations.

The EnergyAgency.NRW manages the energy industry cluster ‘EnergyRegion.NRW’ and the cluster EnergyResearch.NRW ‘CEF.NRW’. Furthermore, the EnergyAgency.NRW offers energy consulting services in the form of initial and contracting consultancy for companies and administrative bodies, as well as information and continuous training facilities for specialists and individuals. The portfolio also includes courses in user behavior, mediation services and state-wide campaigns as well as joint actions.

Cluster Management

On behalf of the NRW Environment and Climate Protection Ministry, the EnergyAgency.NRW with EnergyRegion.NRW is responsible for a powerful economic cluster for climate protection incorporating thirteen networks: biomass, fuel cells and hydrogen, carbon capture usage, energy efficiency in municipalities, energy efficiency in companies, geothermal energy, climate-friendly and energy-efficient construction, CHP/power plant technology, future fuels and drives, grids and storage systems, photovoltaics, hydropower and wind energy. On behalf of the NRW Economics Ministry the EnergyAgency.NRW is organising the 14th network "Energy/Mining Economy and Technology“. In the spotlight: highly competitive co-operations to initiate innovative projects and products, to speed up their market readiness and to exhaust all economic potentials. This also includes providing support for companies from NRW in the domain of foreign trade.

The EnergyAgency launched the network “Future Fuels and Drives”. The aim is to muster all the forces along the respective value chains in order to develop joint solutions for future forms of mobility. This also encompasses the development of new technologies and the testing of new business models.