The Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency – is the centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. As Agency for Applied Energy Transition we help achieve energy and climate policy objectives by developing solutions and putting them into practice, both nationally and internationally. In order to do this, we bring partners from politics and business together, across sectors - with enthusiasm for one of the most exciting challenges of our time.
We focus our efforts on the building, power and transport sectors, as well as on issues relating to energy generation, storage, networks and digitalisation. We implement model projects, advise politicians, manufacturers and service providers, train multipliers, inform consumers, build up networks, encourage international exchanges and develop future scenarios. dena primarily focuses on market instruments and innovative business models, and we view the energy system as a whole, because it is becoming increasingly important to link the many different parts of the energy world.
Currently, dena is running approximately 100 projects, with around 200 employees using various skill sets for the energy transition: Engineers, physicists, economists, ecologists, geographers, architects, lawyers, political scientists and communication experts. dena has three thematic departments: Energy-Efficient Buildings, Energy Systems and Energy Services, Renewable Energy and Mobility. Further-more, there are two service departments, Communication and Administration.
dena was founded in 2000 with the purpose of operating at the intersection of politics and the economy. Consequently it finances its projects with support from many partners in the public and private sectors.
dena’s shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany and the KfW Group. Chief Executive of dena is Andreas Kuhlmann, the Managing Director is Kristina Haverkamp.