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Projekt SoLAR – Erste Demonstration unserer Technologie

Allensbach ist eine Gemeinde am Bodensee mit 7000 Einwohnern und ehrgeizigen Klimaschutzzielen. Wegen seiner repräsentativen Bevölkerungsdichte und Gebäudestruktur kann und möchte sie ein Beispiel für eine erfolgreiche Energiewende in Deutschland sein.

Im vom Baden-Württembergischen Umwelt- und Energieministerium geförderten  Demonstrationsprojekt SoLAR werden in einer Liegenschaft 22 Haushalte mit der Technologie von Easy Smart Grid ausgestattet. Lokale Stromerzeugung mit PV und einem kleinen Blockheizkraftwerk wird mit Wärmepumpen, Stromtankstellen für E-Fahrzeuge und besonders ausgestatteten Hausgeräten zusammengefasst, um die schwankende Erzeugung Erneuerbarer auszugleichen. Die Technologie von Easy Smart Grid schafft einen lokalen Energiemarkt, der einerseits maximale Nutzung lokal erzeugter Energie (Mieterstrom) und andererseits geringste Speicher- und Steuerungskomplexität und damit –kosten ermöglicht.



FUSE - FUture Smart Energy: Smart grid support

Future power grids must adapt to challenges of renewable energy: Wind and sun generation depend on weather and is produced at small scale and de-centrally. As a result, generation volatility and bidirectional energy flow require completely new information and communication technology (ICT).

The Finnish-German consortium (German partners funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy - BMWi) FUSE uses novel approaches such as artificial intelligence and local markets to monitor and optimize the grid and its maintenance.

Easy Smart Grid contributes its technology of decentralized demand management to this project to develop its capability to increase energy network efficiency and security of supply.



Zusammenarbeit mit dem Max Planck Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation (MPIDS)

Göttingen (Prof. Dr. Marc. Timme, Leiter, Dynamik von Netwzwerken)

Under the leadership of the (German) Federal Ministries for Education and Research (BMBF), for the Environment (BMU) and for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), a call for proposals has been launched in 2013. A consortium of five top-level research organizations in Germany as well as five application partners, iniated by the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Prof. Dr. Marc. Timme, head, Network Dynamics and Dr. Dirk Witthaut, Project Leader Modern Power Grids) and coordinated by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research submitted a project proposal to analyze the Collective Nonlinear Dynamics of Complex Power Networks (CoNDyNet). One of the planned activities is the modelling and understanding of systems like those used in Easy Smart Grid and developing techniques to ensure stability.

Forschungskooperation mit dem Institut für Programmstrukturen und Datenorganisation (IPD) am KIT

In cooperation with Dr.-Ing. Erik Buchmann, Institute for Program Structures and Data Organization from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), we use extensive simulations to develop and evaluate Easy Smart Grid algorithms that allow an optimal load balancing and pricing. Furthermore, we compare the Easy Smart Grid with energy auctions, optimization techniques and other conventional Smart Grid approaches.Dr.-Ing. Erik Buchmann is head of a Young Investigator Group and member of the Institute for Program Structures and Data Organization (IPD) at KIT. His research interests include the management and processing of any kinds of imprecise, individual-related, large-volume data sets, e.g., from wireless sensor networks, location-based systems or smart-grid installations, together with the impact on the privacy of the individuals concerned.

Forschungskooperation mit EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research)

The European Institure for Energy Research EIFER (EIFER, EDF-KIT, EEIG) and Easy Smart Grid GmbH collaborate on a technical and economic study of decentralized frequency driven demand-side management. The Easy Smart Grid economic feature will be added to the existing UFLS (Under Frequency Load Shedding) fridge simulation realized by EIFER, in order to provide a concrete quantification of the benefit/barriers of our solution on a concrete example.


Besides, this study will also help us to value the flexibility potential that can be activated through the fridges (or other household appliances) and its influence to the penetration of renewable energy in the grid.

EIFER intends to work on economic analysis of decentralized frequency driven demand side management, especially on island systems and wishes to explore Easy Smart Grid approach to potentially enlarge its propositions.

More than ten years ago, EDF and the University of Karlsruhe (now: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT) decided to establish a common research institute devoted to energy and the environment in Karlsruhe, called EIFER, European Institute for Energy Research. Considered as the first R&D international center of the EDF Group, complementing the assets of the EDF Research & Development with around 2000 researchers, its mission is to develop a strong connection with the German academic institutes, mainly with KIT and build a high level German and European partnership network.

EIFER is a widely recognized research institute, with more than 110 employees from 14 different nationalities, developing a multidisciplinary know-how around the topics of “Sustainable Cities” and “Distributed Energy”, together with high level scientific and industrial partners, and contributing to several national and European public funded projects.