Virtual German biz delegation on energy efficiency and self-sufficiency in industry

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  • Initiative explores opportunities of cooperation in field of energy solutions

On the occasion of a virtual German Business delegation, the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK Sri Lanka) organised a conference on ‘Energy Efficiency and Self-Sufficiency in Industry’ to promote opportunities of cooperation in the field of energy efficient solutions. 

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.  

The conference was opened by State Minister of Solar, Wind and Hydro Power Generation 

Projects Development Duminda Dissanayake, German Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Holger Seubert and Chief Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka Andreas Hergenröther. 

AHK Sri Lanka Chief Delegate Andreas Hergenröther pointed out: “In 2020 45.4% of Germany’s electricity production was generated from renewables; with regard to energy efficiency in industry and buildings, Germany has become a globally recognised leader. For many years German companies have been worldwide leading solution providers in different areas of energy efficiency and renewable energies.  I am therefore very pleased to welcome a very 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. I am convinced there is a huge potential of cooperation with Sri Lankan partners, which will be explored during the upcoming days.”

From 2-4 June, AHK Sri Lanka has organised more than 100 individual matchmakings between the participants of the German business delegation and potential Sri Lankan partners.  

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 with the objective to establish long-lasting partnerships with industry representatives and public authorities from Sri Lanka

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