In order to contribute to increasing energy efficiency in industry, trade, commerce and crafts, the German government, together with associations and organisations from industry, has concluded an agreement on the nationwide introduction of energy efficiency and climate protection networks. The energy efficiency networks established under the first association agreement proved to be a successful approach to saving energy and hence reducing emissions. In 2020, the parties extended this agreement by five years while placing greater focus on climate protection. By the end of 2025, a further 300 to 350 networks are to be established. These will continue to work on the goals of saving energy, reducing carbon emissions and reducing energy costs on a long-term basis.
EnBW, as a pioneer in this field, has been writing a success story on energy efficiency and climate protection for 16 years now with the EnBW Networks Energy Efficiency, which we offer as a service to industrial customers. Nearly hundred industrial companies are participating in the seven networks running in 2022. EnBW has now held more than 600 network meetings – currently increasingly in the form of online meetings, some of which are also held as expert meetings for all network participants. A new addition is the "Climate Management System Workshop", an online exchange round for companies that want to develop a climate protection strategy.