Ministry of Science, Land Schleswig-Holstein

 

Partner name:                Ministry of Science, Economic Affairs and Transport of Land
                                    Schleswig- Holstein Germany

Address:                        Düsternbrooker Weg 94, D-24105 Kiel

Phone no.:                      + 49 (0) 431-988-4272 

Main e-mail:                    Wolfgang.Schulz@wimi.landsh.de
Regional information

The region of Schleswig-Holstein (SH) is one of the Europe’s pioneer regions in wind energy. SH had an installed capacity of 2,565 wind turbines producing 2,423 MW by 2007. By 2020 it is envisaged that the region will produce more wind energy than it consumes, with production of onshore energy reaching 8.5 TWh and off-shore 12 TWh. The Land SH estimates that 7000 jobs will be created in research and production of wind energy. The world's biggest wind energy fair "Husum WindEnergy" is held every 2 years.

Other RES are also used - biomass, hydropower, solarthermal (12000 installations), photovoltaics (6500 installations and an increasing number of geothermal plants for small houses.
The Land SH financially supports networks and competence centres such as CeWind (research institutions dedicated to wind energy), windcomm (windenergy business in particular offshore) and the BZEE Training Centre for Renewable Energies.
The Land SH draws up regional policies and adjusts policy tools to:
  • Integrate RES into the regional development plan,
  • Create support programmes to finance plants & RES-powered activities via grant or credits,
  • Develop a regional government strategy with priorities and aims to use RES and support RTD and cluster structures for RES with producers, research institutions, entrepreneurs, service institutions etc.
  • Develop a legal framework for communities for local planning to use RES

The region of Schleswig-Holstein (SH) is one of the Europe’s pioneer regions in wind energy. SH had an installed capacity of 2,565 wind turbines producing 2,423 MW by 2007. By 2020 it is envisaged that the region will produce more wind energy than it consumes, with production of onshore energy reaching 8.5 TWh and off-shore 12 TWh. The Land SH estimates that 7000 jobs will be created in research and production of wind energy. The world's biggest wind energy fair "Husum WindEnergy" is held every 2 years.

Other RES are also used - biomass, hydropower, solarthermal (12000 installations), photovoltaics (6500 installations and an increasing number of geothermal plants for small houses.
The Land SH financially supports networks and competence centres such as CeWind (research institutions dedicated to wind energy), windcomm (windenergy business in particular offshore) and the BZEE Training Centre for Renewable Energies.
The Land SH draws up regional policies and adjusts policy tools to:
  • Integrate RES into the regional development plan,
  • Create support programmes to finance plants & RES-powered activities via grant or credits,
  • Develop a regional government strategy with priorities and aims to use RES and support RTD and cluster structures for RES with producers, research institutions, entrepreneurs, service institutions etc.
  • Develop a legal framework for communities for local planning to use RES
Partner information

The ministry is responsible for the following policy areas:

  • Further development of transport infrastructure
  • Promotion of new areas of growth and technologies
  • Further development and modernisation of the research landscape and the institutions of higher education
  • Business start-up support, promotion of Schleswig-Holstein as a business location and activities related to foreign trade
  • Strengthening education, continuing education and qualification
  • Modernisation of the tourism infrastructure
  • Energy policy.
The "Energy" division is assigned to the Technology and Energy Department and includes among other things responsibilities for energy policy, energy law, competition law, price control, energy efficiency (energy saving and efficient use of energy), renewable energies (wind power, biomass, solar energy, geothermal energy), municipal and regional energy policy, energy strategy. 

The ministry is responsible for the following policy areas:

  • Further development of transport infrastructure
  • Promotion of new areas of growth and technologies
  • Further development and modernisation of the research landscape and the institutions of higher education
  • Business start-up support, promotion of Schleswig-Holstein as a business location and activities related to foreign trade
  • Strengthening education, continuing education and qualification
  • Modernisation of the tourism infrastructure
  • Energy policy.
The "Energy" division is assigned to the Technology and Energy Department and includes among other things responsibilities for energy policy, energy law, competition law, price control, energy efficiency (energy saving and efficient use of energy), renewable energies (wind power, biomass, solar energy, geothermal energy), municipal and regional energy policy, energy strategy. 
Reason for participating in POWER cluster

The ministry is a project partner in the POWER cluster because the using of wind energy is an important issue in Schleswig-Holstein. 40 percent of the energy consumed in Schleswig – Holstein at present comes from wind energy.

The Land SH aims to develop their position in all aspects of wind energy including business, research, qualification and construction of wind parks in the North Sea Area etc. Schleswig – Holstein’s infrastructure opens up for opportunities for the offshore wind energy sector.

The ministry is a project partner in the POWER cluster because the using of wind energy is an important issue in Schleswig-Holstein. 40 percent of the energy consumed in Schleswig – Holstein at present comes from wind energy.

The Land SH aims to develop their position in all aspects of wind energy including business, research, qualification and construction of wind parks in the North Sea Area etc. Schleswig – Holstein’s infrastructure opens up for opportunities for the offshore wind energy sector.
Project Responsibility

The ministry is involved in WP 1 “Social acceptance” and WP 2 “Business development” i.e. facilitating networking of offshore wind energy communities and developing an offshore wind innovation platform by organising matchmaking events between research institutions and businesses.

For further information please contact:
Wolfgang Schulz
Wolfgang.Schulz@wimi.landsh.de 
  +49 (0) 431 988 4272 

The ministry is involved in WP 1 “Social acceptance” and WP 2 “Business development” i.e. facilitating networking of offshore wind energy communities and developing an offshore wind innovation platform by organising matchmaking events between research institutions and businesses.

For further information please contact:
Wolfgang Schulz
Wolfgang.Schulz@wimi.landsh.de 
  +49 (0) 431 988 4272