Funding and Political Patronage
WindNODE is one of five major joint projects funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in the scope of the ‘Smart Energy Showcase – Digital Agenda for the Energy Transition’ (SINTEG) programme running from 2017 to 2020. The political patronage has been taken up by the Minister-Presidents of the five eastern German states as well as the Governing Mayor of Berlin
With the ‘Smart Energy Showcase – Digital Agenda for the Energy Transition’ (SINTEG) incentive scheme, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) wants to show what the future of the electricity supply could look like.
The idea of SINTEG consists in developing and demonstrating transferable model solutions for a safe, economic and environmentally friendly power supply despite the volatile generation of electricity from renewable energy sources.
Adequate solutions from the model regions should be used as an example for a broad implementation in all of Germany and other European countries.
Partners from the energy industry as well as the information and communication sector cooperate in the five showcase regions. Since 2017, over 300 companies, research institutions, municipalities, districts and federal states work together on the implementation of the energy transition vision of the future.
More information can be found at: www.sinteg.de (available only in German)
Project manager and research centre Jülich GmbH (PtJ) manages the SINTEG showcase during the implementation of the funded project.
More information can be found at: www.ptj.de/projektfoerderung/sinteg (available only in German)
The Political Patronage
The work of WindNODE is carried out under the political patronage of the six heads of all eastern German states including Berlin. At the staff level, an intensive exchange of ideas takes place between the ministries of the participating states and WindNODE.
Learn more about the involvement of each state by clicking on the map.