Intend: „Decentralized energy management that involves key stakeholders from individual smart devices to the utility and creates a holistic approach“






Short description: The DENERGETIC – Decentralized energy management with energy-flexible consumers project addresses holistic energy management, from a single household appliance, through the coordination of several appliances and households, to the grid operator and energy supplier. All important stakeholders will be involved in this project in order to first develop various supply scenarios that can generate added value for all parties involved in the future. Based on these scenarios, energy-flexible devices will be designed and developed, which will be accompanied by the elaboration of a methodology for the development of these systems. Among other things, it will be analyzed how individual devices can flexibly adapt to different energy resources by integrating battery storage and intelligent control logic. Furthermore, a communication model will be developed that connects the devices with the energy supplier and the other devices and systems of the energy management, so that an overlapping communication is possible. For the execution of the actual management functionality, corresponding optimization algorithms will be developed and evaluated, which will enable an optimal use of the energy resources. For the billing of the highly volatile energy flows in the future, a market and payment system is being developed that creates incentives for the end customer and brings transparency to the entire energy system. The content will be developed using virtual simulations and evaluated in the form of real demonstrators. The consortium in this project is led by Fraunhofer IEM, which is working on the content together with Stadtwerke Bad Salzuflen, aovIT GmbH, Miele und Cie. KG and Viessmann Climate Solutions SE in order to realize a transferable system with a broad range of possible applications in the future.


Further information for journalists:

Stephan Stieren
Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design, Scientific Automation
Tel.: +49 (0) 5251 5465 – 148
Visitor Address: Zukunftsmeile 1 / 33102 Paderborn

More information on the project: Website in preparation.