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Sustainable Energy: Our Answers to a Key Question About Our Future

Sustainably generating, storing and distributing energy: That is one of the most important tasks for steering the economy and our society into a secure future.

Environmental and climate protection play just as important a role as geopolitical issues and the finite nature of fossil fuels. Only if we succeed in meeting the immense energy needs of people and economies around the world over the long term can we realistically secure economic prosperity, equal living conditions, and inner and external peace.

A primary aim is to migrate our energy generation as far as possible to renewable energy sources. But even today's concepts of energy generation, storage and distribution call for sustainable strategies and solutions.

We have assisted the energy industry for more than 150 years. After all, TÜV Rheinland's roots lie in the technical monitoring of steam boilers; the drivers of the industrial revolution. Since then, we have used our expertise to support the expansion of energy networks and the safe development of new technologies along the entire value chain. As a partner to large utilities, medium-sized companies and innovative start-ups. In large-scale power plants as well as in facilities for wind power, photovoltaics, natural gas, geothermal and solar thermal energy, hydropower and other sustainable sources.

And we will continue to keep our finger on the pulse of technology and innovation in the future – because we help secure the world's energy supply, on a lasting basis. With a comprehensive range of services from inspection, testing and certification to continuing education. With a holistic approach that brings the aspects of safety, environment and efficiency into a sustainable balance. A true energy service – which we are happy to provide you with.

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Renewable Energies

As an experienced partner to investors, planners, manufacturers and operators of facilities for the generation of renewable energies, we accompany the entire life cycle of these future technologies. All over the world, these customers rely on our expertise and in-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements. Because they know: Safety, environmental benefits, and profitable and reliable operation will only remain truly sustainable if their plants comply with standards.

Green Hydrogen

In many industrial sectors, hydrogen produced in a CO2-neutral manner is considered to be the key to climate-neutral production. That it can be a powerful energy source is regarded as certain. But at the same time, the production, storage, transport and use of "green" hydrogen require wide-ranging services for testing and certification.

With our expertise, we support you in managing risks for people, investments, organizations and the environment, and in creating the conditions for safe operation. Our services range from the technical inspection of compressed air tanks and facilities to the certification of "green" hydrogen-based production.

Sustainable Energy Networks and Storage

Energy networks are the lifelines of our communities and economic systems. Any disruption to energy distribution can result in significant consequences for the economy and society. In addition, our energy networks are changing as a result of the shift toward renewable energies. The generation of energy has become increasingly decentralized and produced at new geographic locations. Fluctuating availability of renewable energy sources and bidirectional energy flows require reliable and efficient storage technologies.

A comprehensive legal framework governs the requirements for power networks, smart grid applications and other related technologies. Accordingly, sustainably safe, reliable and efficient operation – as well as business success – is dependent on proven compliance with standards.

With our services covering all aspects of energy networks, we support you in successfully shaping the imminent transformation. From grid integration, modeling, simulation and communication to studies on turbo generators and inspections of low-voltage plants, we stand by you with the entire scope of our expertise. So you are able to manage a sustainable evolution of power grids while controlling risks.

Our sustainable Services

Our comprehensive services for sustainable management help to prepare your company for the future. We get you ready for the next stages of a successful journey. To help you find the right services, please select the programs and focus areas that are relevant to your business.

Do you have questions regarding our Sustainability Services?

Do you have questions regarding our Sustainability Services?

Sustainable Infrastructure

Sustainable Infrastructure

Buildings, traffic routes, industrial plants, supply networks, information technology: Our holistic approach to long-term infrastructure protection.

Sustainable Mobility

Sustainable Mobility

Mobility fosters individual freedom and enables global supply chains. We work on future-proof mobility on multiple levels.

Sustainable Consumption

Sustainable Consumption

It is becoming increasingly important to consume more responsibly. We support you in the transition to sustainable materials, products, packaging and cycles.

Sustainable Business Practices

Sustainable Business Practices

So that your company embarks on a secure future: Learn more about ESG certification, sustainable supply chains and valid reporting.

Sustainable Work Excellence

Sustainable Work Excellence

How will we work in the future? Protecting health remains a cornerstone – at the same time, we promote awareness and skills for the upcoming transformation.