EBZ Dresden offering free energy training courses for electricians


Bringing tradesmen and specialists up to speed for the “energy revolution in buildings”

The Elektrobildungs- und Technologiezentrum e.V. (EBZ), based in Dresden, is holding two-day courses for tradesmen and building specialists on the subject of LED lighting systems and their control. The course focuses on the paradigm shift that the energy revolution is bringing with it. In many cases, building operators no longer simply consume energy, they produce it as well – by means of solar panels, for example. Installations of this kind require intelligent energy management so that the generated power can be used entirely within the building itself and, ideally, cover its entire energy demands.

Because enormous energy savings can be achieved through the use of efficient lighting systems, the EBZ is collaborating with the lighting specialists Osram and Ledvance. Thanks to funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), the courses are free of charge for the participants. Anyone interested in the development project entitled “Intelligent Energy Industry – Intelligent Grids – Prosumer Networks” can obtain further information and register here: http://www.ebz.de/work/aktuelle_seminare/180111_Beleuchtungstechnik.pdf

The center of expertise project entitled “Intelligent Energy Industry – Intelligent Grids – Prosumer Networks” is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in accordance with budget chapter 0902, item 893 01, and runs from April 7, 2016 to December 31, 2019.



The Elektrobildungs- und Technologiezentrum e. V. Dresden (EBZ) is a recognized center for the business-oriented and sustainable training of skilled workers in trade and industry and focuses on the areas of electrical engineering, information and communication technology, and intelligent energy technology. The EBZ provides orientation programs for careers and further education, collaborative training, journeyman/skilled worker training, retraining courses, seminars and specialist courses, managerial courses, master craftsman training and, since 2009, Bachelor courses in cooperation with the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences. Every year, the EBZ’s practice-centered courses attract around 1,700 participants from industry and the technical professions. In addition to this, around 600 boys and girls take part in annual orientation programs for careers and further education. The EBZ has a team of long-term employees with the necessary professional qualifications and extensive experience in education and training. The transformation of the EBZ into a center of expertise (in accordance with BMWi and BMBF) is evidence of the high quality of its training measures.


With activities in more than 120 countries, LEDVANCE is one of the world's leading general lighting providers for professional users and end consumers. Having emerged from the general lighting business of OSRAM GmbH, LEDVANCE offers a product portfolio that includes advanced LED lamps, standardized LED luminaires, intelligent, networked Smart Home and Building solutions, as well as traditional light sources. Since 2017, LEDVANCE has been owned by a consortium led by the strategic investor IDG Capital and including the leading Chinese lighting company MLS and financial investor Yiwu. In the 2016 fiscal year, LEDVANCE achieved a turnover of around 1.9 billion Euro. Based on an agreement with OSRAM, LEDVANCE will continue to use the trusted OSRAM brand for its products (SYLVANIA for the USA and Canada). Further information can be found at www.ledvance.com.


OSRAM, based in Munich, is a leading global high-tech company with a history dating back more than 110 years. Primarily focused on semiconductor-based technologies, our products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality to autonomous driving and from smart phones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM uses the endless possibilities of light to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. OSRAM’s innovations enable people all over the world not only to see better, but also to communicate, travel, work and live better. OSRAM has approximately 26,400 employees worldwide as of end of fiscal 2017 (September 30) and generated revenue of more than €4.1 billion. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram.com