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Expanding renewable energy use

Sri Lanka-Germany to explore opportunities

5 June, 2021
Andreas Hergenröther
Andreas Hergenröther

Taking into consideration the enormous potential for renewable energy development in Sri Lanka, German partners will explore opportunities for cooperation and expansion of the sector in Sri Lanka in the coming days, said Chief Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka, Andreas Hergenröther during a virtual forum last week.

The forum was conducted by the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK Sri Lanka) on ‘Energy Efficiency and Self-Sufficiency in Industry and Exploring Opportunities of Cooperation between Sri Lanka and Germany’.

Hergenröther said AHK Sri Lanka hosted over 100 individual matchmakings between participants of the German business delegation and potential Sri Lankan from June 2 – 4. In 2020, 45.4% of Germany’s electricity production was generated from renewables, with regards to energy efficiency in industry and buildings, Germany has become a globally recognised leader, Hergenröther said.

For many years German companies have been worldwide leading solution providers in different areas of energy efficiency and renewable energies.

“I am pleased to welcome an innovative and diversified German business delegation providing key solutions in the fields of inverter technology, storage/battery technologies, waste to energy including planning and implementation of turnkey projects, digital monitoring of heat exchanger systems and solar water treatment systems as well as Solar Water filtration and disinfection,” Hergenröther said.

Keynote speeches by industry experts from the German Renewable Energy Federation (BBE) and the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) informed the participants on current challenges, market potential, best-practice policies, and technical experience in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

During the virtual event, the German participants including representatives of KACO New Energy GmbH – a Siemens Company, mycon GmbH, Team Blau GmbH, Weihe GmbH, Boreal Light GmbH, BAE Batterien GmbH, INTEC Engineering, and Inter-Engineering presented their technologies and energy solutions to set up long-lasting partnerships with industry representatives and public authorities from Sri Lanka. About 200 representatives of business, politics and media from Sri Lanka and Germany joined the virtual event which was organised within the frame of the German “Energy Solutions made in Germany” Initiative of the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy.