RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Smart Energy

DESPRIMA

Demand side and production management for beverage bottling processes

Funded by

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Description

DESPRIMA enables beverage bottling industries to adapt their energy consumption flexibly according to the varying energy availability and thus reduce energy costs. Therefore DESPRIMA will develop an intelligent energy management system by connecting sensors and actors of the bottling machinery to a digital platform.

Partners
  • SWW Wunsiedel GmbH (public utility)
  • Brandenburger Urstromquelle GmbH
  • Dresden Elektronik
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Technical and Industrial Mathematics
  • Technical University of Kaiserslautern
  • University of Bremen
Duration

July 2019 to June 2022

enera

Smart Energy Data and Service Platform

Funded by

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Description

Aims to design an energy system that will implement smart software and storage technologies so that the pilot region in northwestern Germany will be able to run entirely on locally produced energy in the future. Innovation in the energy system infrastructure will enable the technical and digital synergy of the grid, market and data.

Partners 75 partners, among them:
  • EWE AG
  • BTC AG
  • SAP SE
  • Siemens AG
Duration

January 2017 to December 2020

More information energie-vernetzen.de

eSafeNet (2016-2018)

Energy-Efficient and Secure Communication Network for the Internet of Energy

Funded by

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Descripition

Designs and implements an innovative communication approach with information technology for the Internet of Energy. Security and reliability are the focus of the communication infrastructure, which has to be developed.

Partners
  • Ericsson GmbH
  • Kalinowski Consulting GmbH
  • QSC AG
  • RWTH Aachen: E.ON Energy Research Center
  • Solit Systems GmbH
  • Stadtwerke Mainz AG
Duration

May 2016 to October 2018

More information www.e-safe-net.de

Fühler im Netz 2.0 (Sensors in the Grid)

Use of Big Data and KI using the FiN (Fühler im Netz/Sensors in the Grid) approach for status monitoring of networks and plants in the distribution network

Funded by

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Description

To ensure the supply security and grid stability in Germany in the future, the FiN project intends to investigate new and cost-effective ways of recording the grid status and detecting faults, specifically the use of Broadband over Power Line (BPL) technology. BPL is used for communicatively linking different applications in the electricity grid. Building on the Fühler im Netz (FiN) research project, FiN 2.0 is now testing large-scale solutions for monitoring the network status using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.

Partners
  • Power Plus Communications AG
  • University of Wuppertal
  • German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
  • Energieversorgung (Energy Supply) Leverkusen GmbH & Co. KG
  • Mainzer Netze GmbH (Public Utility Company of the City of Mainz)
  • Netze BW GmbH (Grid Company of the German State of Baden-Württemberg)
Duration

June 2019 to May 2022

More information https://www.dfki.de/web/forschung/projekte-publikationen/projekte/projekt/fin-20/

PHI-Factory

Flexible Electronic Plant Networking

Funded by

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Descripition

Develops solutions for a flexible energetic load management in industrial enterprises. This should enable companies to adjust their energy consumption to the volatile power markets.

Partners
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Adam Opel AG
  • Bosch Rexroth AG
  • Entega GmbH
  • MPDV Mikrolab GmbH
  • Ökotec GmbH
Duration

December 2016 to November 2019

More information www.phi-factory.de

SCIKE Project Brasil (2017-2019)

Software-Cluster Internationalization Strategy for the Development of Core Competencies in Key Areas of Innovation of the Enterprise Software Branch

Funded by

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Description

Within the project SCIKE, the Software-Cluster will develop an internationally oriented cooperation framework in order to address the need for developing internationalization skills.
SCIKE covers planned cooperation with Bahia (Brazil) in the area of energy management.

Partners
  • CAS Software AG 
  • eurosec GmbH 
  • Fraunhofer IESE 
  • Fraunhofer ITWM 
  • I-views Intelligent views 
  • STI Kaiserslautern
  •  Additional partners in Brazil
Duration

April 2017 to March 2019

More information software-cluster.org

SynErgie (2016-2019)

System-Optimizing Grid and Energy Management for the Distribution Networks of the Future

Funded

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Description

Aims to create new ways of optimizing the reactive energy balance of distribution networks. SynErgie will demonstrate how energy-intensive production processes can be adjusted to a volatile energy supply.

Partners

The consortium consists of 98 partners from research, industry, and civil society.

Duration

September 2016 to August 2019

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