Forschungszentrum Jülich Becomes a Real Laboratory for the Energy Transition
Jülich, 27 March 2018 – The German energy transition (Energiewende) aims to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency as rapidly as possible, and make the switch to renewable energy. At the same time, the price of electricity must remain affordable for industry and consumers. Forschungszentrum Jülich wants to find solutions for these ambitious objectives through its Living Lab Energy Campus (LLEC) project, which was launched today by Thomas Rachel, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Annette Storsberg, State Secretary at the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, and representatives from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. With the LLEC project, the Jülich research campus will become a real laboratory for the energy transition, in which the latest scientific findings will be tested in terms of their effectiveness and everyday usability. The Federal Government, the Helmholtz Association, and the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia are funding the project to the tune of € 22.7 million over the next four years.