15.03.2017

Clean Power Net continues to grow

• Clean Power Net (CPN) network gains three new members
• CPN continues to grow in importance as a platform for sectoral contacts
• User workshop for the first time at the general assembly

The Clean Power Net (CPN) network is now operating with three more partners. The new members are the companies HPS Home Power Solutions GmbH, ENERTRAG Aktiengesellschaft and ANLEG GmbH. They officially joined the network at the sixth CPN general assembly on 15 March 2017 in the North Rhine-Westphalia State Representation in Berlin. Representatives of the companies and institutions also exchanged ideas on successes so far and on other CEP activities.

Dr. Henrik Colell, Clean Power Net spokesperson, said: “The importance of CPN as a platform for business contacts in the sector continues to grow. This is demonstrated not least in the fact that this year we have incorporated a user workshop in the general assembly for the first time. We bring manufacturers and customers together. I see a huge demand here and that makes CPN membership very appealing to companies.” As a next step, the CPN plans to apply for funding through the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP) as an innovation cluster, subsequent to funding running out in 2016 as a lighthouse project in the NIP.

Within the CPN general assembly the expert workshop took place: Fuel cells for securing supply / Emergency power supply in power distribution/ transformer stations and Fuel cells as emergency power systems for emergency services digital radio. Andreas Rimkus, member of the German Bundestag and member of the Committee for Transport and Digital Infrastructure highlighted in his opening address the fundamental importance of the energy transformation: “This much is clear: the energy transformation is not an end in itself. The questions of our time are: How can we deal with climate change? What can we do to successfully shape the energy transformation? How can we constructively support changes in the labour market and in industry? The answer to these questions is: Organise!”

Around 30 guests from companies and public authorities informed themselves about fuel cell opportunities and challenges. Among them were representatives from grid companies as well as those responsible for emergency services digital radio from ten federal states. One of the key focuses was the use of fuel cells as emergency power systems.
The importance of the active participation of representatives of the Federal Agency for Digital Radio of Security Authorities and Organisations (BDBOS) was also emphasised.

About Clean Power Net
Clean Power Net was established in 2010 by 12 companies, to promote the sustainable use of fuel cell technology. The network was initiated by NOW National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology with support from the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology. The CPN today has 23 partners.

More information:www.cleanpowernet.de

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