Smart Grid & Energy Storage Business Delegation and Conference

Business Delegation and Conference to Illinois and Minnesota: Digitization and modernization of energy infrastructure with a focus on smart grids, grid management and energy storage 

We are excited to bring together a diverse group of industry experts, thought leaders, and innovative minds from Germany and the US for an in-person business delegation, roundtable, and conference focused on innovative energy storage, grid management, and smart grid solutions. The delegation will visit Minneapolis and Chicago from September 18-22, 2023.

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Roundtable & Conference 

On September 19, 2023, an in-person business roundtable will take place in Minneapolis. The event will showcase the expertise and the latest energy solutions from Germany and the US with a focus on the Midwest. The roundtable offers an excellent opportunity to exchange market information and operational best practices. It also offers an excellent networking opportunity alongside lunch. 

On September 21, 2023, a conference and networking session will take place in Chicago. This afternoon event provides a forum to exchange ideas with experts in the industry, and discuss current developments and the policy environment for smart energy solutions. After exciting keynotes and panel discussions, you will have an ample opportunity to network alongside appetizers and drinks. Overall, the event offers an exceptional platform for fostering transatlantic cooperation. 

Key topics for the roundtable and conference include: 

  • Grid modernization and digitization 
  • Integration of renewable energies 
  • Advancements in energy storage technologies 
  • Improved grid reliability and stability 
  • Demand response and energy management 
  • Grid cybersecurity in the digital age  
  • Policy and regulatory frameworks for smart grid implementation 

Individual Business Meetings 

Eight German companies will bring their innovative solutions to the US to connect with local experts to discuss potential opportunities for collaboration. If you are interested in cooperating with German companies to discuss innovative grid solutions, GACC Midwest will organize individual business meetings at your request from September 18-22, 2023.  

More detailed information about the conference agenda, speakers, and participating companies will follow soon. If you have questions, please contact Martha Erhard

Be a part of the transatlantic dialogue shaping the future of energy infrastructure! Registration coming soon.

This delegation is a part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.  

Meet our Delegates


Battery-buffered ultra-fast EV charging solutions for charge network operators and consumers. Among the top 3 finalists for the German Future Award 2022, honoring excellent technology and innovation. Visit their website.


The German Energy Storage Association, with more than 250 member companies in Germany, ranging from energy storage to solar, wind, chemical, financial, utilities and the automotive industry. Visit their website.


Global supplier for battery test and formation systems for development and quality assurance. Customers include battery manufacturers, the automotive and EV industry and research facilities. Visit their website.


Energy storage systems and smart energy management. Future-proof solutions for a transition to 100% renewable energy for electricity, heat and mobility. Visit their website.


Leading provider of innovative solutions for energy management. Innovative custom-tailored solutions to monitor and control renewable assets, maximize energy efficiency and transit to 100% renewables. Visit their website.


The Renewables Academy, a co-organizer of the delegation, leading international providers for training and capacity building on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Visit their website.