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E-Energy - Smart Grids made in Germany

A funding programme of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) in an interministerial partnership with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

Climate change, the rapid surge in energy demand and dwindling natural resources present Germany with major challenges in the field of energy supply. Industry and politics must work hand in hand in future to secure an economical and environmentally compatible supply of power for all public and private sectors.

Up to now, there has been little common ground between energy efficiency and information technology - a state of affairs which is now set to change. The current objective is to create an "Internet of Energy". The BMWi has coined the phrase "E-Energy" for this new field of innovation. As in the case of E-Commerce or E-Government, the term stands for the comprehensive digital networking and optimization of the energy supply system, encompassing everything from generation and distribution right up to consumption. The project will ensure more effective utilization of the existing supply infrastructure, expand the use of renewable energy resources and reduce CO2 emissions.



Etelligence helps to save energy




In Cuxhaven the research project eTelligence was successfully completed. In essence in the last four years eTelligence tried to link power producers and electricity consumers intelligently in order to integrate the fluctuating electricity from renewable sources like wind and solar optimally into the grid.


The final report is now available for download!
Final report [3MB]

E-Energy Final Congress: Presentations and Videos


17th - 18th January 2013


At the E-Energy Final Congress on 17 and 18 January 2013 in Berlin six model regions and the accompanying researcher in cooperation with many experts presented the final results of the E-Energy Programme.

Videos of the Presentations...

E-Energy at CeBIT 2012



Logo of the CeBITAs in previous years, the research project E-Energy also this year presents itself on the stand of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. 


Here you will find all information about the E-Energy events at CeBIT 2012.


E-Energy at Hannover Messe 2012



Logo der HMIAs in previous years, the research project E-Energy also this year presents itself at the Hannover Messe and the "Life Needs Power" forum.


Here you will find all information about the E-Energy events at HMI 2012.


E-world Congress "E-Energy: Smart Grids made in Germany"



E-World, Europe’s leading energy and water management industry fair, took place in Essen (Germany) for the 12th time. It serves as a platform for business activities, networking and matchmaking opportunities between electricity suppliers, municipal utilities, industrial users, municipalities and service suppliers. The latest trends - including energy efficiency, smart homes and especially smart grids - were addressed by exhibitors and organizers alike.


Program and Presentations...

Conference: Smart Grids Week - Bregenz 2012


The ongoing discussions about climate change and the increasing criticism regarding the option of nuclear power give decentralized renewable power generation technologies a world wide boost. While technology competition is in full swing, Austria’s smart grids community is engaged in European initiatives, such as the Smart Grids D-A-CH cooperation and ERA-Net and internationally in the ISGAN activities.


E-Energy Congress 2012

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The conference "E-Energy accelerates the transformation of energy" took place in Berlin from 2nd to 3rd of February. Together with the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology  acatech - NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING invited representatives from industry, science and politics to the congress in Berlin. Here you will find the Lectures of the speakers, pictures of the event and other interesting information.


New E-Energy Flyer

E-Energy Flyer


The E-Energy Flyer contains a concise summary of all key information about the funding programme. Itcontains a first insight to the project "E-Energy - ICT-based energy system of the future", its goals and the importance of the project for the development of e-mobility in Germany. Additionally, the flyer gives access to the most important contact persons within the programme.




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E-Energy Final Congress


On january 17th - 18th 2013 the main actors of the E-Energy model regions and the accompanying research presented the results of four years "E-Energy - ICT-based energy system of the future"



The presentations of the E-Energy Final Congress are available for download and as videos!


 Presentations Day 1
Presentations Day 2



E-Energy Animation

The Internet of Energy, and Smart Grids respectively, will change the way we live, think and act.

E-Energy Animation

If you do have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please write an e-mail.

E-Energy Brochure

E-Energy brochure with insights into interim results and findings of the E-Energy Smart Regions.

Download pdf [5 MB]


Accompanying Research   

B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH
Gotzinger Str. 48/50
D-81371 Munich

Ludwig Karg, Michael Wedler
Tel.: +49 (0)89 / 189 35 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 1 89 35 - 199