Motivation & Pricing

Why is Energynautics organizing the Renewable Energy Grid Integration Week?

As a power systems consultant with a focus on matters relating to innovative grid design, modelling and power system integration of renewable energies, we have a substantial interest in the advancements of large-scale grid integration of renewable energies and  hybrid power systems.

It is our goal to stimulate interdisciplinary thinking between industry and research by providing a platform for discussion and for sharing ideas and knowledge regarding the key issues in the field of large-scale grid integration of renewable energies.


Pricing Structure

We strive to keep the Workshop prices at an affordable level for all participants. See the price development in a five-year-span and in comparison to a nine-year-span in case of the Wind Integration Workshop here.
It should be noted that the 2022 Wind & Solar Workshop will be a hybrid three-day event instead of the previous purely on-site 2.5-day events, yet prices have remained essentially stable.



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Profits of the Workshop

As a consulting company, the Energynautics Conferences complement our diverse portfolio, yet are not the foundation of our business. It is our intention to plan the Conferences in a way to make them affordable for our participants and cost-covering for Energynautics. We need the Conferences to pay for themselves, but we do not plan for a large profit margin. In the past, we have had an equal amount of Events that has left us with a deficit as ones that have created a profit.

What do you do with the profits?

In case of a profitable Conference year, we
a) generate reserves for a deficient Conference year
b) subsidize the prices for the next year as we are striving every year to keep the Conference prices at an affordable level

Entrepreneurial Risk and Workload

Organizing conferences with up to 500 participants comes with a considerable entrepreneurial risk. There are thousands of working hours involved in planning a Conference, e.g. the Grid Integration Week featuring the Wind & Solar Integration Workshop, the Hydrogen Power System Integration Workshop and the E-Mobility Power Systems Integration Symposium generates a workload of 3.000+ hours a year for the Workshop Team.
Furthermore, many of the necessary bookings for the Conferences require either a down payment or complete advance payments. These costs need to be financed in advance by the company, which poses another entrepreneurial risk.
Last but not least, Energynautics has to register with the host country’s tax authorities for each Event. That means applying for a tax ID, researching and following the country’s tax requirement and submitting tax declarations. As tax standards differ from country to country even within the European Union, this not only means more workload but also the risk of getting it wrong once in a while.


How do you calculate your prices?

Conference Prices take into account several factors:

Event Location

1. City/ Country – for one: some cities are more expensive than others – that means higher prices for catering, technical supplier, transports, team accommodation, etc. Furthermore, expenses for taxing vary from country to country, even within the European Union.
2. Hotel/Conference Center/University Prices – only a small number of locations offer the kind of rooms we need for a Conference with three parallel sessions and combined Opening and Closing Sessions – they are not always the lowest price options.


We strive to offer you a flawless service, starting with your abstract submission to providing an inspiring Conference program including accompanying events like poster receptions, Workshop dinners and study trips to give you plenty of opportunities for networking with your peers. We offer you informative conference websites, a modern online registration, prompt customer care and a comprehensive on-site service. This results in additional booking costs and additional expenses for manpower. In our opinion, the result – a flawless Event experience – is worth the expenses – as many of our participants confirm in our After-Workshop-Polls year after year.

Hybrid Event Format

Organizing an event both on-site AND virtually, practically means organizing two events in parallel. All technical features, hosting manpower as well as rendering and hosting the recorded footage add up to the on-site costs.


The Energynautics Conferences have always been and will always be about advances in the field of grid integration of renewable energy technologies and not about the marketing of individual interests. Hence, sponsors are mainly supporting the Conferences because they are interested in the field and consider the goal worthy of their support. It is their financial backing that helps us maintain relatively stable prices.