Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: Heartland for Renewable Energies and Natural Gas

 


INSIGHT


  • WIND ENERGY IS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE FOR MECKLENBURG-WESTERN POMERANIA. THE REGION HAS FANTASTIC CONDITIONS FOR INDUSTRY AND HIGH-TECH IN THE FIELD OF RENEWABLE ENERGY.

  • MECKLENBURG IS EXPECTED TO SEE FURTHER GROWTH IN THIS PARTICULAR INDUSTRY. ITS EXPORTERS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN SUPPLYING RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES TO GLOBAL CUSTOMERS. THE REGION GENERATES A SIGNIFICANT PROPORTION OF ITS ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES.

  • MANUFACTURERS IN MECKLENBURG SHOULD HAVE AN EASY FOOT IN THE DOOR TO ACCESS LOW-COST RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FUELS SUCH AS NATURAL GAS AND LNG. REGIONS THAT HAVE ACCESS TO BOTH ARE THE MAIN BENEFICIARIES OF THE GLOBAL ENERGY TRANSITION. THE MECKLENBURG REGION IS LIKELY TO BENEFIT FROM THIS DEVELOPMENT.

  • MECKLENBURG IS STRATEGICALLY LOCATED ON THE SOUTHWESTERN EDGE OF THE BALTIC SEA. THE MECKLENBURG REGION HAS ACCESS TO THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMERCIAL CENTERS IN THE EAST AND WEST.



1. Mecklenburg: A center of production for renewable energy.


Renewable energies play a very central role in the further growth of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Renewable energies are among the top economic sectors in Mecklenburg. They have provided significant growth impetus for Mecklenburg’s industry. This growth has been particularly pronounced in the wind energy sector. Things have changed quite a bit over the years as companies have grown.

There are more and more players in the wind energy industry that have switched from onshore wind to offshore wind production. Offshore wind has been and continues to be the area where we are likely to see the most growth. Although it must be said that the offshore wind industry should see the most growth in regions that have strong wind speeds along coastlines and regions with high wind speeds near major population centers. Such areas are found in the Northern Hemisphere.

The coasts of northern Europe and the east coast of the USA are particularly well suited for offshore wind energy. Due to its location, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern can supply both regions with renewable energy technology.  


2. An international hub for the distribution of natural gas to the rest of Europe.


Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is gradually establishing itself as a hub on the international energy markets through various projects, especially in LNG and natural gas pipeline projects. Nord Stream 1 has been completed and supplies natural gas to the Western and Central European energy markets. Nord Stream 2, which will supply Russian gas to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, will significantly expand the current volume of gas deliveries. 

Germany’s first LNG terminal is being built in the city of Rostock. Rostock will be supplied with gas from the Russian Federation. This will significantly expand the total volume of natural gas supplied to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. This is of great importance because Rostock is an important industrial location in northern Germany, and many high-tech companies have settled in its port. The advantage, of course, is that you get cheaper energy. This energy is supplied constantly, no matter what the weather.

Mecklenburg’s geography provides easy access to some of the world’s most important markets. These include the Scandinavian market, Western and Central Europe, the Russian Federation, among others. Through connections to the Russian Federation, exporters and importers from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern have access to Central Asian markets. In addition, importers and exporters from this important region can tap into the Western China market.


3. The western Baltic Sea is becoming the centerpiece of offshore wind power generation.


Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is located at the western end of the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is an expressway to numerous other cities and regions. Through countless projects, Mecklenburg has established innummerbale connections with cities all over the Baltic Sea.

Many of these projects relate to the renewable energy sector, especially the wind energy sector. At the center of this nexus with renewable energy technology is the city of Rostock, which has established itself as an important hub in the renewable energy sector. Large companies have located here, and Rostock offers these companies excellent conditions to develop their business and expand their operations. 


4. The development of a renewable energy infrastructure in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania


The sharp drop in the price of oil is having a significant impact on biomass and biofuel plants. The high oil price is spurring the development of new bioenergy plants. Even though renewable energy companies in Rostock and Mecklenburg-West Pomerania produce for the European market, they also sell to countries outside Europe. There, renewable energy still competes with fossil fuel power plants.

This happens outside the umbrella of the European Union and the subsidization of renewable energies. So far, orders have not been significantly affected. This is despite the fact that the coronavirus has affected the economic outlook in other industries. The energy industry is much less affected in many subsectors, including renewables. 


5. Conclusion


  • Mecklenburg-West Pomerania is significantly less dependent on other regions in Germany than regions further south, which are more closely linked to neighboring regions within Germany.

  • Rostock, the central hub of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern region, is establishing itself as an efficient production center in the Baltic Sea region. Rostock will continue to push cooperation with other cities and regions beyond the Baltic Sea, the highway of the north.

  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is integrated into the Baltic Sea region and has close ties with its neighbors, including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Central European states and the Baltic States, as well as the Russian Federation. The Russian Federation plays a central role in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s energy future and natural gas imports. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania thus benefits from close trade relations and easier access to energy.


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