- Numerous research facilities, universities, and institutions of higher education provide first-class research and teaching in all areas of energy engineering.
- Brandenburg is one of the world’s leading regions in the expansion and system integration of renewable energy.
- As a capital of digitization, Berlin is giving an important boost to the continuation of the energy transformation, which is increasingly based on networking, sector coupling, and new business models.
In addition, Berlin was recently a showcase for smart energy. The WindNODE, project, which was successfully completed in 2021 and included all of north-eastern Germany and Berlin as its center, was selected by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology as one of five showcase regions for the intelligent networking of the energy system in Germany.
„We are able to find excellent skilled specialists and engineers for our facility easily; Berlin is a magnet for talent and highly qualified people. As one of the world's leading jet engine companies, we also benefit from this.“
Leading in Science and Research
In Berlin and Brandenburg, around 30 scientific institutions are working on energy-related topics:
- Technische Universität Berlin ( photovoltaics, wind energy, grids, storage, among others)
- Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg (power plant technology, biomass, power grids)
- Universities in Berlin, Wildau, Brandenburg an der Havel, and Eberswalde (awarded as the "greenest university in Germany")
The most important non-university research institutes include:
- Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
- Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics
(Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik (IHP))
- Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK)
- Helmholtz Center Potsdam - German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ)