Energy and Climate Forum #2

Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences and the City of Stuttgart jointly organised the annual Energy and Climate Forum. Presentations were given in the areas of mobility, heat supply and the potential of intelligent sector coupling in neighbourhoods.

This year's Energy and Climate Forum took place at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences on 11 April 2024. Specialist experts and managers from the energy, building and transport industries were invited.

The event was opened by Dr. Katja Rade, Rector of the university and Jan Kohlmeyer, Head of the Climate Protection Department of the City of Stuttgart. Louisa Schneider, journalist, presenter and climate activist, rounded off the opening with a welcoming address.

The event offered exciting keynote speeches from the fields of mobility, heat supply and the potential of intelligent sector coupling in the district. The speakers were representatives from a wide range of companies and institutions, including management consultants McKinsey & Company, Stadtwerke Stuttgart GmbH, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG and Robert Bosch GmbH.

"The heating transition is the central building block of the energy transition - and at the same time we are all directly affected by it. Especially for inner-city areas, there is often hope that an expansion of district heating can be an essential part of the solution. Until now, however, it has often been unclear how the actual implementation is to take place, both in terms of financing and structural implementation," says Dr. Marc Jüdes, Head of the District Heating / Environmental Services Profit Centre for Local Heating Networks at EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG.

Following the presentations, breakout sessions offered the opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange and in-depth discussion of the topics with the respective speakers.

The event was organized by the iCity research partnership, among others. This is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with around €10 million as part of the "Strong universities of applied sciences - impetus for the region" (FH-Impuls) funding measure. The research project SektorSim³ (funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation) and the State Capital Stuttgart with Jan Kohlmeyer were also involved in the organization as organizers.

Publish date: 16. April 2024