The buildings and neighborhoods sector is responsible for around 35% of energy consumption in Germany. Several key challenges arise in this context:
- Necessity of continuous expansion of renewable energies
- Associated, economically viable system integration
- Sector coupling: increasing use of renewably generated electricity in those sectors that today primarily use fossil fuels (e.g., heat supply, transportation)
The solution approach: linking the challenges
- Basic idea: renewable energies often small-scale generation technologies
- Installation decentralized at the point of consumption
- Utilization of cross-sectoral flexibility potentials
- Development of intelligent, holistic district concepts with consistent coupling of the electricity, heat and mobility sectors.
- Development of an "open data-based planning tool for an open, integrated ICT ecosystem for cross-sectoral energy systems in the neighborhood".
- Research and development of planning processes as an integral planning too
- optimale Auslegung der Gebäude- und Quartiersenergieversorgung
- offenes, nutzerzentriertes IKT-Ökosystems für die ökologische und ökonomische Systemführung
- Project goal: Development and provision of novel methods and models for integrated planning and operation management for sector-coupled supply of quarters.
- Development focus:
- Digital market platform
- Self-learning energy management system (SEMS)
- Cyber security
- Middleware platform
- Digital twins / models & simulation
- Development of a self-learning energy management system (SEMS)
- Definition and development of interfaces between SEMS, planning tools and middleware platform