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. In times of high energy prices it is more important than ever to forge ahead with the development of innovative energy technologies in NRW and to highlight from an impartial point of view how companies, local authorities and private individuals can handle energy more economically or make appropriate use of renewables.
The EnergyAgency.NRW operates with around 140 employees mainly from its locations in Düsseldorf, Gelsenkirchen and Wuppertal. It receives funding from, among others, the European Union’s ERDF (European Regional Development Fund).
Cluster and Network Management
Acting on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the EnergyAgency. NRW manages the Clusters “EnergyRegion.NRW” and “CEF.NRW” and is responsible for high-powered networks for climate protection in a total of 27 individual assignments. These encompass, for example, the subjects of system transformation, energy infrastructure, energy market design, business and financing models, knowledge management, as well as the networks Foreign Trade, Biomass, Fuel Cells, Hydrogen and Electromobility, Energy Efficiency
in Municipalities, Energy Efficiency in Companies, Geothermal Energy, CHP/Local and District Heating, Future Fuels and Drives, Photovoltaics, Heat/Buildings, Hydropower and Wind Energy. The EnergyAgency.NRW also organises the networks “Energy Economy” and “Mining Economy”. The network operations focus on highly competitive co-operative ventures to initiate innovative projects and products, to speed up their market readiness and to exhaust all economic potentials.
Fuels and Drives of the Future Network
The EnergyAgency.NRW launched its Fuels and Drives of the Future Network in 2005. The aim is to muster all the forces along the respective value chains in order to develop joint solutions for future forms of climate-friendly mobility and liquid or gaseous transport fuels (e.g. synthetic fuels, biofuels). This also encompasses the development of new technologies and the testing of new business models.
Dr. Frank Köster
Head of topic area mobility
Telephone: +49 209 167-2811
Mobil: +49 178 7138876