Energy supply at a crossroads - Quo vadis?

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Topic: Energy supply at the crossroads - Quo vadis?

Speaker: Dr. Matthias Sturm, TEAG Thüringer Energie AG Erfurt, Head of Corporate Development/ Communication Division

Time: Friday, 15.03.2024, 15:00 h

Location: TU Ilmenau, Faradaybau, Weimarer Straße 32

Admission: 5 euros

Germany wants to become climate-neutral by 2045. The aim is to achieve a balance between greenhouse gas emissions and their reduction. The environmental and climate policy goals in Germany and Europe mean a fundamental transformation process for the energy industry. The key question for a future overall energy system will be what (renewable) mix of energy will be sourced in future and how security of supply and affordability can be guaranteed. The energy supply is at a crossroads here. One of the challenges is the future of gas grids - possibly powered by hydrogen and biomethane in the future.

In his lecture at the TU Ilmenau Citizens’ Campus , Dr. Matthias Sturm presents the situation and the development of energy generation, grids and energy consumption. He will also consider new or expanded supply tasks and discuss their effects on the overall system together with the visitors to the Citizens’ Campus. The specific example of Thuringia’s energy supply will be used to shed light on how the TEAG Group - also exemplary for other Thuringian suppliers and municipal utilities - is dealing with the challenges of the energy transition and what steps are being taken to implement the transformation process. Specific projects and plans for generation and grid infrastructures in Thuringia’s energy supply will also be presented.