ene.field national workshop: 'Fuel cell micro-CHP empowering consumers to deliver the Energiewende' - ISH Fair Frankfurt, 15th March 2017

Germany is at the forefront of fuel cell micro-CHP deployment in Europe, as industry and policymakers have worked together towards a favorable framework for these state-of-the-art energy solutions. With the latest policy developments in Germany - particularly the KfW 433 programme and the recast KWK-G – fuel cell micro-CHP products are uniquely positioned to deliver important benefits to energy consumers, while significantly contributing towards the Energiewende objectives. The momentum towards reaching mass commercialisation for these home energy solutions should continue with an ambitious implementation of the KfW433, facilitating the customers’ access to these technologies and enabling the smart grid capabilities of micro-CHP systems.

In this context, the ene.field project partners are pleased to invite you to learn more about Fuel Cell micro-combined heat and power (FC mCHP), first-hand from the industry and policymakers. The aim of this workshop is to inform participants of the ene.field project findings and of the potential of FC mCHP solutions for enabling energy transition in Germany. This is the fifth of a series of national workshops that will present project findings in different markets across Europe. The ene.field workshop will be held as part of the ISH Fair – The World’s Leading Trade Fair for The Bathroom Experience, Building Services, Energy, Air Conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies. Ideas and inputs will be collected from the audience (local policy-makers, academics, industries, DSO, ESCOs, utilities, operators and end-users), with a view to address the challenges for a deployment of fuel cell micro-CHP technologies in Germany.

A number of European manufacturers has now reached the point where the technical challenges of residential FC mCHP are resolved in small field trials and there is already some progress on scaling up towards mass manufacture with large deployment projects, such as Callux (Germany), ene.field and more recently PACE (EU). The last two, co-funded by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), have embarked on an ambitious programme to install and monitor thousands of FC mCHP units under different climate conditions throughout Europe. The industry is committed to deliver the FC mCHP products to consumers, while cutting down costs and aiming for even higher electrical and total efficiency for their products. For the successful FC mCHP market entry, however, industry efforts need to be complemented by high level political commitment. Addressing administrative and other non-economic barriers is key to encourage the adoption of such innovative energy solutions.

Venue: Room Transparenz 2, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH (Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main)
Workshop language: German
Programme & invitation: in English or in German: please, click here.

To register, please complete this form by Friday, 10th March COB. Attendance to the workshop is free. For any questions you may contact Janos Vajda (janos.vajda@cogeneurope.eu). Upon registration to the ene.field workshop, participants will be granted free access to the ISH Fair on the day of the workshop. For tickets to the ISH Fair on previous or following days, ISH website.