Public dialogue on the electricity grid
Public dialogue on the electricity grid

Having a say on the expansion of the grid

Since the beginning of 2015, Germany has been hosting a public dialogue on the electricity grid. For the residents of local communities, to be able to be involved in the energy transition in this way is welcome and important. Find out below about the success story of the first five years. Find out more

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Research

Floating solar cells

Researchers on the German energy transition are developing pieces of floating film fitted with organic solar cells. These sheets can protect water reservoirs and generate electricity sustainably at the same time. Find out more

Dr Peter Ahmels, manager of Bürgerdialog Stromnetz.

Quote of the week

'The people in Germany are pleased to work with us on the task of the century – the energy transition. Over the past five years, we at the public dialogue on the electricity grid have spoken with a huge number of people about grid expansion and have explained how the energy transition can be implemented in their region'.

Dr Peter Ahmels, manager of Bürgerdialog Stromnetz, the public dialogue on the electricity grid.

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