Innovation and knowledge management for the energy system of the future

Oldenburger Energiecluster OLEC e.V. is the largest cross-technological energy network in Germany’s north-west. Small and large businesses as well as universities, institutions, regional authorities and education institutions are network members. Our members have comprehensive know-how and excellent competencies in the energy sector and are focusing on renewable energies and their efficient integration into future energy systems. OLEC connects important players from the region and understands itself as a dialogue platform for the energy revolution in Lower Saxony.

Interdisciplinary research and work in all areas of renewable energies is done under the OLEC umbrella. Our sometimes globally active members participate in various research projects, studies and innovative projects. It is this cross-technological networking within the cluster that gives our members a cutting edge in knowledge. This can contribute crucially to innovation development, the optimization of existing products and access to new areas of business.

The network understands itself as dialogue platform for the energy revolution in all of Lower Saxony and is the central contact for all questions regarding future energy supply. Not only does OLEC promote knowledge transfer between economy and research, we also integrate other players like municipalities, cities and regions as well as players from the education and training sector to support an exchange of know-how in as many directions as possible. 

Network goals

  • Integration of renewable energies into the energy system of the future
  • Contributing to climate protection
  • Accelerating the knowledge and technology transfer from the research into the economy
  • Initiating joint cooperation, research and development projects
  • Location marketing for the energy state Lower Saxony and the north-western region (Region Nordwest)
  • Targeted lobbying for the energy sector
  • Promotion and strengthening of the education and training sector as well as recruitment and retention of specialist personnel
  • Development of cross-border and international cooperation projects


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Georg Blum
Cluster Manager Innovation & Member supporters - on parental leave in July 2023 ( (Parental leave till October 2024)
Isabelle Ehrhardt
Cluster Manager Strategy & International Affairs ( (Parental leave till May 2026)
Johanna Nobel
PR & Events