Documentation Trialogue: "(De)centralised! Finding a balance for a sustainable, reliable and affordable energy system"

AUTHORGesine Schwan, Katja Treichel

The energy system is becoming increasingly decentralised in many areas. In addition to the few hundred power plants that used to supply Germany, many small producers have now emerged. Whether photovoltaic roof systems or wind turbines - the producers are mostly cooperatives or private individuals, so-called "prosumers". While some emphasise the new opportunities for participation in this development, others point to the higher costs of a more decentralised energy system.

Experts from the academy project "Energy Systems of the Future" discussed the questions of what our energy system should look like in 2050 and how developments in the energy system should be evaluated in a more decentralised or more centralised direction - in terms of overall costs, acceptance or jobs - together with stakeholders from politics and administration, business and organised civil society at the ninth Trialogue on the Energy Transition. The all-day dialogue event took place on 28 May 2018 at the Allianz Forum Berlin and was organised by the Berlin Governance Platform.