The Chair for Electricity Grids and Renewable Energy has set itself the task of further developing technical and economic processes in the electricity system, leverage potentials for optimisation and put forth new innovative methods for grid management, planning and exploitation. Special attention is paid to the systemic aspect. In other words, the Chair, in addition to the understanding of how individual components work within the energy supply system, pays particular attention to the mutual interactions and their effects on the overall system.
Short description of the project contribution
Optimal flexibilisation – only possible through precise observation of the energy value chain
Within the WindNODE showcase project, the Chair for Electricity Grids and Renewable Energy takes care of the development of models and tools for the optimal flexibilisation of the energy-intensive industry, consisting of consumers, energy conversion installations (electricity, heat and gas) and storage systems.
This involves a comprehensive observation of the energy value chain and its dependencies on the operating processes, taking into account external market and/or technical grid signals. As a subcontractor of the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF), the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg implements this in close collaboration with industrial plant sites with various forms of ownership and operation (operators, suppliers, infrastructure providers). This has for instance resulted in access to the partner and member network of the Zentrum für Regenerative Energien Sachsen-Anhalt (ZERE) e.V.