Program & Presentations

Please find below the programm and presentations of the US-German energy efficiency event that took place in Berlin from May 3rd through May 5th 2017.

Disclaimer: The sole responsibility for the content of the presentations lies with the authors.

Wednesday, 03. May 2017

Site visit, expert meeting and welcome dinner

11:45 am

Welcome at the German Bundestag

12:30 pm

Lunch at the Käfer rooftop restaurant

02:30 pm

Visit of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
Matthias Schmoll, Desk Officer, BMUB
Climate Action Plan 2050 - Principles and Goals of the German Government's Climate Policy

Olaf Böttcher, Federal Energy Commissioner, German Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development, Division "Energy-Optimized Building"
Climate Protection in the Building Sector - Best-Practice Examples in Federal Buildings

04:30 pm

Meeting with KfW (German government-owned development bank) representative
Leon Macioszek, Head of Berlin office
Energy Efficiency in projects and programs

07:30 pm

Welcome Dinner

Thursday, 04. May 2017


08:30 am

Welcome and introduction of guests
Ulrich Benterbusch, Deputy Director-General, Efficiency and Heat in Industry and Households, Sustainable Mobility, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

08:40 am

Introduction to energy efficiency policy in the United States
Steven Nadel, Executive Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
US Energy Efficiency Policy

Neil Kolwey, Senior Associate, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)
Utility Energy Efficiency Policies and Prorgams in the Southwest

Sue Coakley, Executive Director, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
Northeast United States Energy Efficiency in Buildings & Appliances

09:40 am

Introduction to energy efficiency policy in the European Union and in Germany
Paula Rey Garcia, Team leader, Energy Efficiency Unit, European Commission
Energy Efficiency policies in the European Union

Georg Maue, Desk Officer, General Issues of Energy Efficiency, BMWi
Scaling Up Energy Efficiency - Experiences from Germany

10:20 am

Q & A / open discussion
Facilitated by: Richard Cowart, Director of European Programs, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

11:00 am Coffee break
11:15 am

Energy efficiency in industry: instruments in the United States
Paul Scheihing, Technology Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Office, Department of Energy (DOE)
The Value of ISO 50001 and U.S. Programs to Support Industry

Dave Ashuckian, Deputy Director, Efficiency Division, California Energy Commission (CEC)
Energy Efficiency Instruemnts in California - Efforts to Achieve California's Clean Energy Goals

11:55 am

Energy efficiency in industry: instruments in Germany

Volkmar Stein, Desk Officer, Energy Efficiency and Heat in Industry and Commerce, BMWi
Energy Efficiency in Industry - Instruments in Germany

Steffen Joest, Deputy Head of Division Energy Systems and Energy Services, German Energy Agency (dena)
Initiative Energy-Efficiency-Networks - a main energy efficiency instrument in Germany

12:35 pm

Q & A / open discussion
Facilitated by: Richard Cowart

01:15 pm


02:30 pm

Vocational training of skilled workers: challenges in the United States

Katrin Jordan-Korte, Economic Specialist, U.S. Embassy Berlin

02:45 pm

Vocational training of skilled workers: German approach

Michael Geißler, CEO, Berlin Energy Agency (BEA)
Vocational Training of Skilled Workers - German Approach

03:10 pm Q & A / open discussion
Facilitated by: Raffaele Piria, Senior Project Manager, adelphi
03:45 pm Coffee break
04:00 pm

Brainstorming session: interesting topics to deepen bilateral dialogue in the future
Facilitated by: Raffaele Piria

04:45 pm

Closing remarks
Wolfdieter Böhler, Head of Division, International Cooperation on Energy, BMWi

05:00 pm

End of Workshop

07:30 pm


Friday, 05. May 2017

Site Visit

08:30 am

Visit of the Combined Heat and Power plant Reuter-West
The Reuter West power plant is located in the North West of Berlin and consists of two structurally identical power plant blocks, operating since 1987 and 1989 respectively. It is a combined heat and power (CHP) plant generating electricity and heat simultaneously and thus raising the fuel (hard coal) efficiency rate to 80 percent. The site visit includes a presentation of the plant’s technology, functioning, water cycles, cogeneration and flue-gas desulfurization and is followed by a guided tour.

11:30 am

End of event