Exchanging knowledge for the energy transformation

Karlsruhe Technology Researchers Want to Make the Transformation of the German Energy System More Understandable and Participative – Plans for “Karlsruhe Transformation Center for Sustainable Futures”
Beim nun anlaufenden Wissensdialog zur Energiewende baut das KIT auf den mit Karlsruher Bürgerinnen und Bürgern betriebenen Reallaboren zur Stadtentwicklung auf. Markus Breig, KIT
When it comes to exchanging knowledge for the energy transformation, KIT builds on real-life labs for urban development run together with Karlsruhe citizens. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)

With the aim of making the transformation of the German energy system  comprehensible to the public in a new way and at the same time developing new approaches to participation, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) kicks off the “Energy Transformation in Dialogue” project in June. Scheduled to run for four years and sponsored by the Helmholtz Association using special funds, the project is set to be stabilized from 2020 under the umbrella of the emerging „Karlsruhe Transformation Center for Sustainable Futures“.

The energy transformation, defined as the integration of electricity, heat and mobility into a comprehensive grid powered by renewable energy sources with central and decentralized structural elements, not least is an enormous social challenge. The large-scale construction of wind power and biomass plants, the space-changing development of energy grids, but also factors such as changing conditions of use and price structures directly affect citizens and consumers.

Full Text: Press Release 067/2018

jha, 06.06.2018