In 2012 artist Pablo Wendel established the not-for-profit energy provider Performance Electrics to produce and supply Kunststrom to the national grid. All client profit is redirected directly into the development of Kunststrom technology and the contemporary art programme at E-WERK Luckenwalde. Directly translating as ‘art-power’, Kunststrom is manifested through art installations, sculptures, performances and interventions which employ diverse, renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind and pyrolysis to create electricity. Performance Electrics supplies cultural institutions and private households with Kunststrom, who by switching to Performance Electrics, simultaneously support the development of renewable electricity and contemporary art through their side costs. All client profit is redirected directly into the development of Kunststrom technology and the contemporary art programme at E-WERK Luckenwalde.
Kunststrom is available through Bürgerwerke, who sell decentralised and renewable energy generated from German citizen’s energy projects (such as E-WERK Luckenwalde) directly to customers. The switch process is simple; visit the calculator below to get a quote and compare this against your usual electricity tariff then begin the switch process! After that, read more about how your electricity bill can support E-WERK Luckenwalde's contemporary art programme and sustainable energy production.