Energy knowledge and intelligent application


As part of the Mittelstand-Digital initiative, the partners from the two Mittelstand-Digital centers in Augsburg and Chemnitz are developing a generic process model for the introduction and use of a sustainability-oriented energy management system in the EILE (Energiewissen und InteLigente AnwEndung) project. This is characterized on the one hand by the transparent reporting of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG emissions) for energy supply with allocation at product level. And on the other hand, by the derivation of possible potentials and business models through the utilization of shiftable loads (flexibilities).

Project description

An important result of the project is a comprehensible procedure model for the development of a measurement concept on one side. On the other side, for the construction of an energy model, used for the efficient use of data in the context of the identification and implementation of efficiency and flexibility measures. Interested companies thus receive a step-by-step guide as orientation and a detailed guideline. In addition, a number of webinars will be made available to provide information and background on the application, expansion and benefits, and to simplify implementation across the board.

Essential components of the process model, such as the simulation environment for the creation of energy supply variants, will also be made available to the community as open source code. Based on Open Source Energy Management System (OpenEMS), transferable and generally valid components of the developed modules (e.g. for energy model, AI forecast models, life cycle assessment) or their interfaces will be made publicly available.

Research contribution

fortiss coordinates the joint project within the scope of the increase and will primarily deal with the software integration and development that will be used in the measurement cases. In addition to the acquisition and processing of the measured values, these will also be used to create corresponding consumption models of the measured plants (especially at the two subcontractors) and to transfer them to a simulation environment. For this purpose, the models are integrated into the simulation environment.

On the basis of simulations, different variant calculations can then be carried out and evaluated with different plant models and configurations. As was already the case with the measurement cases, the aim is to use OpenEMS is to be used as a basic solution for monitoring and, if necessary, controlling components and plants. components and plants. Finally, the identified flexibilities and possibilities for load shifting are to be implemented via interfaces (e.g. by means of Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR)) to the distribution network operators.

Project duration

01.07.2023 - 31.08.2024


Dr. Markus Duchon

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