The conversion of the energy system as central national task is particularly challenging for the region Weser-Ems, because this area today is one of the most significant regions for renewable energies and also an important energy hub for conventional energy carriers. The requirements involved for the energy transmission, distribution and storage are further non-replaceable factors, which directly affect the region and provide it with a key position regarding the implementation of energy transition. Thus, the region Weser-Ems is one of the pioneers of the energy transition and simultaneously has benefited from the previous conversion of the energy system in a decisive manner. New companies and jobs have been created and the innovation intensity of the region has clearly increased. In particular this positive development of the energy industry has made a contribution to the fact that the Weser-Ems region belongs to one of the most dynamic regions in Germany in the meantime.
Weser-Ems has drawn up a future vision to strengthen the positioning as energy transition region. In this, the vision is decisively based on the excellent networking of players, technology and research infrastructures:
The energy region at a glance:
- Weser-Ems is a central energy hub in Germany.
- The region particularly is the pioneer in the production of renewable energy: with more than 55,000 EEG-production plants the region has already achieved the nationwide targets of the energy transition for 2050 as early as in 2012.
- As early as in the year 2013 approximately 80% of the energy consumption could be covered with renewably generated electricity.
- With regard to the wind energy sector 13% of the entire German wind power is generated in the region.
- The economic dynamism in the region is also clearly shown in the employment sector, because the energy industry is an important job motor for the region with about 37,000 employees.
- The development of major parts of the regional energy industry is due to innovative stimuli from the regionally located research landscape, which has more than 800 employees.