A relevant part of the REM-Course are the excursions. By visiting RE-plants in Northern Germany in module 3, participants will have the possibility to meet energy entrepreneurs. In the context of informal discussion they can network and discover the challenges and opportunities in founding and managing a renewable energy plant.
Further excursions highlight the political framework of renewable energies on a federal as well as national level. During excursions to Hanover and Berlin participants will meet members of parliament, executives from relevant ministries and professional associations in order to discuss legislative requirements, funding policy and lobbying.
- Excursion to RE productions plants (biogas), discussion with plant owners about technical and economic topics
- Excursion to energy distributors in Hamburg, expert discussion at EE-Cluster about energy supply and the role of the EE-cluster with general manager Jan Rispens and representatives of the Metropolregion Hamburg
- Excursion to sludge sewage plant in the harbor of Hamburg, discussion with general manager Dr. Michael Beckereit, Hamburg Energie (to be confirmed)
- Excursion to RE production plants (wind, PV), discussion with plant owners
- Excursion to a biogas filling station, discussion with owner Horst Seide (President German Biogas Association) about economic data, the legal situation and CNG as fuel
- Excursion to grid operators and municipal utilities in Lüneburg: discussion with Dipl.-Ing. Fred Freyermuth, general manager Stadtwerke Barmstedt (Lüneburg) (to be confirmed)
- Expert discussion with Urban Keussen (or representative) general manager Tennet TSO GmbH (grid operator) and N.N. E.ON Avacon AG, Lüneburg (to be confirmed)
- Excursion to Wind Energy-Campus Hamburg-Bergedorf, discussion with Prof. Dr. Werner Beba, CC4E, HAW Hamburg, about the technology of onshore/offshore plants and economic data in Hamburg (to be confirmed)
- Excursion to Hamburg: discussions with parliamentarians, lobby groups and ministries.
- Discussion with members of the Committee on Energy and Environment of the State Parliament of Hamburg about energy policy (to be confirmed)
- Discussion with State Councilor Wolfgang Michael Pollmann and energy expert Dr. Dietrich from Department for Energy and Environment about energy mix and net politics (to be confirmed)
- Discussion with members of the Hamburg Chamber of Trade and Industry about network expansion and their position in energy policy
- Excursion to Hannover: discussions with parliamentarians, lobby groups and ministries;
- Discussion with members of the committee on environment, energy and climate protection of the Lower Saxony state parliament about energy policy in a big territorial state (to be confirmed)
- Discussion with Stefan Wenzel (BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN) – Lower Saxony’s minister of environmental affairs, energy and climate protection and representatives of the ministry about sustainable climate protection
- Discussion with experts of the Lower Saxony Chamber of Agriculture (Carsten Brüggemann) and regional energy consultants of the chamber (Martin Vaupel) (to be confirmed)
- Excursion to Berlin: discussions with parliamentarians, lobby groups and ministries;
- Expert discussion with members of the Committee on Economic and Energy, Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development about energy, environment and development policy.
- Discussion with Ministerialdirigentin. Christina Wittek, Federal Ministry of economics and Technology about German Renewable Energies Act (EEG)
- Discussion with Ministerialdirigent Berthold Goeke, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) about sustainable climate protection.
- Excursion to Berlin: discussions with environmental organizations and lobby groups;
- Expert discussion with Dr.-Ing. Christine Kühnel, chairwoman of the BUND Berlin, Udo Hemmerling, Vice Secretary-General of the German Farmers’ Federation (DBV) and also deputy chairman of the German Bioenergy Industry Association (BBE) as well as representatives of BDEW and BDI about energy policy and lobbying.