‘Germany’s Energiewende’ exhibition that travelled through more than 30 countries worldwide was held in Colombo from March 8 to 11, 2019 at the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) and in Kilinochchi from March 15 to 19, 2019 at the Sri Lanka German Training Institute (SLGTI).
The exhibition showcased Germany’s transition towards a 100% renewable energy power grid by 2050 and offered more than 2200 interested students, enthusiasts and professionals alike a unique opportunity to experience ideas on what’s happening in renewable energy in a multi-dimensional exhibit.
The by the German Federal Foreign Office commissioned exhibition promoted international cooperation on securing a sustainable energy supply by displaying various aspects of the German Energiewende and presenting its development since the 1970s.
The exhibition was inaugurated in April 2016 in Beijing and has since been shown at about 30 locations in 13 different countries. The video footage was shot during installation and at the exhibition opening at the SLDA in Colombo.
At Sri Lankan German Training Institute in Kilinochchi more than 200 students visited the exhibition.
The various stations of the exhibition covered: Energy efficiency, heating, mobility, renewable energies, costs for consumer, climate protection, nuclear power, economical aspects, international aspects, electricity grid, security of supply, energy storage, civil participation and the future of energy supply. Additionally, there was an entrance gate, a multi-media quiz table and a feedback station.
Among others Mr Andreas Berg, Chargé d’Affaires, German Embassy, Colombo, Mr Ranjith Sepala, Director General, Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority, Ms Lucy Schulze, Delegation of German Industry & Commerce in Sri Lanka and Mr Johannes Uhl, Project Director, Energiewende Exhibition were present for the exhibition opening in Colombo on March 8, 2019.