Areas of cooperation:

  • District heating 
  • Energy efficiency in buildings and industry

Germany's energy system is facing major changes as the German government has closed its nuclear power plants, aims to decrease dependency on natural gas and plans to phase out coal power in 2038 at the latest. This requires an urgent transition to renewable energy. Danish green solutions can play an important role in this transition. Germany is Denmark's closest partner in the energy sector and the largest export market for Danish energy technology. 

With a new district heating bill adopted in December 2023, the energy cooperation between Denmark and Germany centers around creating good regulatory conditions for district heating. The cooperation also focuses on energy efficiency in buildings and industry. Formal ties and an ongoing work program exist with federal and state level authorities in Baden-Württemberg, Hessen and North Rhine-Westphalia. 

Cooperation between Danish and German authorities

The cooperation is led by the Danish Energy Agency and implemented in close cooperation with the Danish Embassy in Berlin and the Trade Council. As part of the program, energy advisers are posted at the Danish Embassy in Berlin.


Jacob Byskov Spangsberg
Team Leader (+45) 3395 5133