The transformation of our energy system into a carbon-free energy supply presents us with a great challenge. By combining the electricity, gas and the heat sector, different storage systems (thermal, electric, hydrogen / gas) can be used to compensate for fluctuations in the supply. In this business area, technical questions on the systems level are investigated, e.g., the integration of PV battery systems, the power production from electric-heat driven CHP systems or also the thermal conversion of surplus electricity.
Operation management plays a central role here, since predictive management is of primary importance for storage systems. Spot market prices and weather forecasts are also considered for the proactive management. System integration is also a central focus for urban quarters and Smart Energy Cities, which require a comprehensive optimization of the supply structure and the mobility concept in the urban space. By modeling and simulating energy systems and grids, the energy flows can be analyzed. Questions about the integration of new decentralized grid technologies can be answered.