Energy Cooperations with the USA and Canada

Since 2021, adelphi is leading a consortium that supports the energy cooperations of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) with the USA and Canada. In two twin projects, adelphi also supports the energy partnerships and energy dialogues with Australia and New Zealand as well as with Japan and Korea. The predecessor projects from 2016 to 2021 were advised by adelphi as well. The BMWi's energy partnerships, dialogues and cooperations aim to accelerate the global energy transition, promote mutual learning and facilitate cross-border cooperation.

Together with the project partners – German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs) in the USA and Canada and Renewables Academy (RENAC) – adelphi supports the BMWi in the implementation and deepening of the international energy cooperations with the partner countries. For this purpose, secretariats in Chicago and Toronto were established, which ensure the activity, accessibility and visibility of the energy cooperation locally. In addition, the energy cooperation team in Berlin, consisting of experts from adelphi and RENAC, supports the activities of the project.

adelphi develops and implements numerous dialogue formats with its project partners, including bilateral meetings with federal and state governments as well as other relevant institutions from the partner countries, e.g. on the occasion of the annual Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue. Furthermore, the project partners organize high-level public events, such as the California Germany Bilateral Energy Conference (CGBEC), workshops, and local business advisory councils in the partner countries, as well as expert trips between the partner countries.

The focal points of the energy cooperations currently include hydrogen, structural change, the integration of renewable energies, the resilience of the power system, energy efficiency, and sector coupling.

The activities within the framework of the energy cooperations generate impulses for energy policy in Germany and in the partner countries. Furthermore, the project addresses the concerns of the private sector in order to support suitable market structures for the expansion of renewable energies and the dissemination of energy-efficient technologies.

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