Baden-Baden, 19 July 2021
Member of the State Parliament Wald (CDU) visited BentoNet to get to know it and exchange ideas in its new premises, where they talked about current areas of tension in local and state politics as well as in the energy industry.
Innovations in the “Ländle” must become more visible
Manuel Gernsbeck, managing partner of BentoNet GmbH, opened the discussion with a clear statement: “The locations must also be made more attractive in Baden-Württemberg, otherwise the innovation drivers will go to other locations”. State parliament member Wald also presented local business development as a central factor for action. This is about connections to public transport, motorways – but also about internet and fibre optics, which also presented BentoNet with some problems. It is just as much about investments in infrastructure as it is about funding measures and support for start-ups in the region.
Decentralised energy needs a legal framework and smart solutions
On the premise that the grids require an ever-increasing need for networking and communication, exchange platforms are needed. State parliament member Wald also spoke in favour of overarching solutions such as those offered by BentoNet. Manuel Gernsbeck also sees politics as responsible for this: “Without a structural framework, the real networking of energy market participants will fail; so far, not even 1% of the loads are connected,” he continues. Tobias Wald is equally aware of the concerns of citizens who are intensely concerned with wallboxes and innovations. It requires further dialogue and cooperation to jointly tackle the municipal challenges – without forgetting the infrastructure behind it.
From left to right: Manuel Gernsbeck (Managing Director BentoNet), Tobias Wald (MdL, CDU), Laura Rieger (Marketing) and Herbert Meyer-Jacob (Sales BentoNet)
We thank Mr Wald for his visit and exchange and look forward to making our innovation more visible.