In this series of short videos, Mark Coughlin sits down with Dr. Karsten Wildberger, Chief Operating Officer - Commercial, E.ON, one of the world's largest investor-owned electric utility service providers in Germany to share learnings between our two nations’ energy markets.
To set the scene, Karsten explains there are four foundational elements that the German policy debate is based on.
- CO2 agenda - Conviction and consensus from the population that the energy world of the future has to be green, clean and sustainable
- Affordability – An ongoing debate on affordability and competitiveness, supporting Germany’s energy intensive industries
- Safety and reliability – dealing with volatility and system safety, moving to renewable energies, stabilising the system and independence
- Public debate and acceptance – a very public debate on Germany’s energy market eg a shift away from nuclear as a result of its citizens no longer accepting nuclear power