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Coordinating the German State and Market: Policies and Strategies to Reach 80% Renewables by 2030

The Aurora Renewables Summit Berlin 2023 convened on 11 May, bringing together industry leaders to address critical issues in the aftermath of the energy crisis.

Key topics included:

  •  The challenges of achieving Germany’s ambitious target of 80% electricity generation from renewables by 2030
  • Strategies to diminish Germany’s reliance on Russian gas
  • The imperative of leveraging clean technologies like offshore and onshore wind power and solar energy to meet future goals.


Speaker Highlights

Jörg Kukies

State Secretary at the Federal Chancellery responsible for Economic, Finance, and European Affairs

Annkathrin Valerie Rabe

Senior Originator, Statkraft

Roland Merger

Vice President of Renewable Power Investments & Projects, BASF Renewable Energy

Stefanie Alexander

Head of Regulatory Affairs Europe & APAC, RWE

Andre Poschmann

Head of Directorate Electricity Strategy and European Energy Transition, BMWK

Daniel Breuer

Partner, Osborne Clarke

New Realities: Impact of the New German 2030 Climate Targets and the Russian Gas Crisis on the Renewables Sector

After our successful virtual event in 2021, the in-person Aurora Renewables Summit Berlin is returned on 24 May 2022 to the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences.

The event focused on the effect of the Ukraine-Russia war on renewables, hydrogen, and the broader energy market.
Key topics included:

  • The challenges posed by Germany’s ambitious target of generating 80% of the country’s electricity from renewables by 2030
  • Reducing the country’s dependence on Russian gas
  • The necessity of utilising clean technologies including offshore and onshore wind power and solar power to achieve future targets


Speaker Highlights

Marie-Luise Pörtner

Managing Director, BayWa r.e. Wind

Sven Utermöhlen

CEO Offshore Wind, RWE Renewables

Stefan Müller

Co-founder & COO, Enerparc AG

Dr. Daniel Breuer

Partner, Osborne Clarke

Thomas Fureder

Managing Director, Barclays Investment Bank

Antoine Aslanides

Chief Executive Officer, Hynamics Germany

What is the Future of Renewables in Germany’s Low Carbon Economy?

The rate of growth in renewables is radically transforming Germany’s power sector, opening the door for many opportunities and potential challenges over the coming decades.

Our virtual and interactive event, the Aurora German Renewables Week, took place between 2–4 February, 2021 where we addressed three themes:

  • Day 1: The New Green Deal and EEG – Policy Pathways to Net Zero
  • Day 2: Options for Industrial Decarbonisation
  • Day 3: Merchant Renewables – Reality or a Pipe Dream?

Delegates enjoyed engaging panel discussions, keynote addresses, Aurora analysis and interviews with the esteemed decision makers driving Germany’s energy transition. All this, alongside dedicated networking sessions in an insightful 3-day virtual event.


Speaker Highlights

State Secretary Andreas Feicht, speaker at the Aurora German Renewables Week

Andreas Feicht

State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Peter Zapfel, speaker at the Aurora German Renewables Week

Peter Zapfel

Head of Unit Governance & Effort Sharing, DG CLIMA

Radu Gruesco, speaker at the Aurora German Renewables Week

Radu Gruescu

Associate Partner, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Dr. Daniel Breuer

Partner, Osborne Clarke

Ingmar Helmke, speaker at the Aurora German Renewables Week 2021

Ingmar Helmke

Senior Vice President, Macquarie Capital | Green Investment Group

Tim Koenemann, speaker at the Aurora German Renewables Summit

Tim Koenemann

Head of Coverage team, Commerzbank Center of Competence for Renewable Energies

Strategies for the post Renewable Energy Act – EEG era

This event focussed on different strategies for the post-EEG era, offering fresh perspectives from leading figures in the industry, finance and scientific research. In this half-day session, keynote addresses, engaging panel discussions and networking sessions were underlined by our original analysis and forecasting.

Key topics included:

  • The transition to merchant renewables and the respective role of PPAs
  • Policies and best practices for the post-subsidy era in Germany
  • Renewable PPAs, who can best manage the risk and what’s a fair value for PPAs?


Speaker Highlights

Thomas Barei

Thomas Bareiß

Parliamentary Secretary of State, BMWK

Volker Malmen

Volker Malmen

Country Manager, Ørsted Germany

Marie Luise Pirtner

Marie-Luise Pörtner

Managing Director, BayWa r.e. Wind

Stegan Kapferer

Stefan Kapferer

Chairman, BDEW

Berthold Bonanni

Berthold Bonanni

Head of the Energy Unit, Commerzbank AG

Catrin Jung

Catrin Jung

Director Market Development, Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH