The Franco-German Office for the Energy Transition (DFBEW/OFATE) is an information and networking platform for all German and French public and private stakeholders in the energy transition.
Since its creation in 2006 by the governments of Germany and France, it was DFBEW/OFATE’s mission and ambition to initiate a discussion among actors from both countries on current developments and future challenges linked to the energy transition.
A video created on the occasion of its 15th anniversary in 2021 shows its evolution and the provided services as an information and networking platform in the context of the Franco-German cooperation in a field of a critical context for our planet’s future.
DFBEW/OFATE coordinates Franco-German exchanges and cooperations in the sector of renewable energies. Its mission is to support the bilateral dialogue between French and German administrations and to inform and connect stakeholders from the public sector, politics as well as industry, finance, research and the civil society.
OFATE/DFBEW is financed respectively by one quarter by the governments of Germany and France, 260+ member companies and organisations contribute the remaining share of 50 %. It is based at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and the French Ministry for Ecological Transition (MTE).