Connexus Energy is part of a movement to advance the clean-energy economy. On June 23, a nonpartisan delegation of some 20 Minnesota business, nonprofit, government, and academic leaders depart for Germany, where they will spend a week visiting showcase examples of the country’s dramatic energy transformation and interact with its leaders.

Connexus is honored to be given the opportunity to attend the Berlin Seminar. Connexus CEO Greg Ridderbusch will visit showcase sites in the Bavaria and Berlin/Brandenburg regions that demonstrate how distributed electricity generation and new technologies add value, especially in rural areas.

This year’s focus is on rural communities – and the rural-urban partnerships needed for the transition to a clean-energy economy to be successful. Rural communities have been leaders of Germany’s statewide energy transformation.

Stay tuned to our blog and social media for updates on this exciting learning adventure.


Pictured below: MN Senator David Senjem among other delegates visiting the Community of Wildpoldsried; a rural agricultural community that has invested in their renewable energy future. In the photo to the left, stands a battery storage enclosure, an element of the local Mircrogrid, which also includes solar, wind, biogas, and very high efficiency standards.


The photo below is an external view of the Munich Geothermal facility; which is located in the midst of a commercial and residential sector of the city.


This image is of the Munich Municipal Manager of Geothermal plant which is providing a portion of the cities district heating. Using a resource 2500 meters below ground, the municipal is able to deliver heat to homes and businesses at a cost equivalent to natural gas heating with no carbon emissions. Munich’s municipal provides electricity which is mostly renewable, natural gas, water, sewer, mass transit, and district cooling.