Energy Dialogue

The German Energiewende, often dubbed as energy transition, pursues ambitious goals in terms of greenhouse gas emission reductions, renewable energy production and energy efficiency improvements. Moreover, it reduces Germany’s dependency on fossil fuel imports and therefore its exposure to price and supply risks. Against this background, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is pursuing international energy policy cooperations, with the goal of building, trusting, and lasting energy relationships with partner countries.

In addition to Germany’s formalized energy partnerships, the high-level, yet non-formalized energy dialogue facilitates regular bilateral exchange between both governments and other institutions and stakeholders. Core of the dialogue are key energy policy issues as well as common challenges and opportunities. By fostering mutual learning, the energy dialogue aims to strengthen the energy transition, as well as effective energy policies and cooperation.

The German American Chambers of Commerce (GACC), under the leadership of adelphi consult, are supporting the BMWi in their aim to foster energy policy exchange with the US. Germany and the US, both highly developed OECD countries, already enjoy excellent economic and political relationships. Moreover, they both have a large potential and dynamics in the expansion of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency. With the energy policy dialogue, Germany aims to intensify the exchange of relevant experience and explore new areas of collaboration.

The GACCs are the local point of contact for American stakeholders looking to engage in this energy dialogue. Within the framework of the energy dialogue, we organize energy policy events and expert workshops in the US, co-organize high-level delegation trips to Germany, and support the BMWi in its strategic communication with US energy policy stakeholders.

Within the GACC network, the lead office for the energy dialogue is GACC Midwest, headquartered in Chicago. In addition to adelphi consult, the GACCs are formally partnering with The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) and The Renewables Academy (RENAC) in the course of the energy dialogue.


The new publication “Doing Business in the Oil & Gas Sector Opportunities for German Companies 2019,” which was a group effort of the AHK Global Cluster for Oil & Gas, is officially completed. The article on the US can be found on page 48.

Doing Business in the Oil & Gas Sector Opportunities for German Companies 2019

Upcoming Programs

There are currently no upcoming programs scheduled. Check back for updates.

Past Programs

Delegation: Grid Modernization
May 6-9, 2019 | Berlin, Germany

Texas-Germany Bilateral Dialogue on Challenges and Opportunities in the Electricity Market
February 27, 2018 | Austin, TX

Supported by:

Export Initiative Energy

Mittelstand Global Exportinitiative EnergieThe promotion of renewable energies and energy efficiency in Germany has resulted in the establishment of an industry, which offers some of the world’s leading technologies. This industry encompasses several thousand small and medium-sized enterprises specialized in the development, design and production of renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency solutions, grids and storage.

The transfer of energy expertise, the promotion of foreign trade and the facilitation of international development cooperation are part of the German Exportinitiative Energy, which is coordinated and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. It offers targeted programs to meet your specific needs.

Networking & Business Opportunities

The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S. organizes delegation trips for business representatives between Germany and the Southern region of the U.S.

Business delegations to the Southeast include a one-day conference showcasing the expertise and the latest technologies related to renewable energy and energy efficiency from Germany. In addition to that, we organize customized 1-on-1 meetings for our delegation participants in order to discuss synergies and potential partnerships with US companies.

If you are interested in learning more about German renewable energy or energy efficiency technologies and in exploring partnership opportunities with our German companies, please contact us.

Upcoming Programs

No programs scheduled. Check back soon.

Past Programs

Decentralized Energy Distribution with Renewable Energies and Energy Storage Technologies
December 3 – 7, 2018 | Puerto Rico & Bahamas

Decentralized Power Supply
July 16 – 20, 2018 | Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany

Offshore Wind Energy
June 25 – 29, 2018 | New York, NY and North Carolina