The power grid of the future.

Smart Energy

Driven by the transformation of continuous power sources towards renewable energies, we have the vision to bring the digital transformation of the power grid on the road. By using innovative technologies, Smart Energy enables a sustainable energy system.

We have made it our business to show you digital transformation possibilities as well as fields of application of novel technologies in the field of Smart Energy. Our range of topics extends from flexibility management on both a large and small scale to the cross-industry and cross-sector virtualization of power grids.

Our mission is to act today for tomorrow, so that through digitalization and the use of artificial intelligence, the energy grid and its consumers are prepared for the challenges of the energy transition.

Smart. Intuitive. Tailor-made.

Our Smart Energy focus areas

With a clear data structure, we increase your margin.

In some industrial and commercial sectors with very high energy requirements, companies are hardly competitive without efficient energy use. This is one reason why energy management has gained in importance in recent years. If applied correctly, it can lead to cost reductions and thus to increases in liquidity, thus improving the operating results of companies. We show you what’s in your data. With a clear data structure and AI-based analyses, we uncover optimization potential.

Eergieeffizienz Analyse
  • Anomaly detection
  • Optimization potential
  • Digital product passport
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Opportunity: Digital Product Passport

The digital product passport is one of the burning issues in 2022. The topic not only has far-reaching implications for business processes, but also many short-term opportunities. In view of the existing shortage and waste of raw materials, the circular economy approach offers enormous potential for decoupling economic growth from raw material extraction. The opportunity: decoupling from high price volatility on international raw material markets and thus increased planning security for companies. In the future, all information about a product’s origin, composition, repair and disassembly options must be documented. You’ve already heard about the Product Passport, but don’t know where to start or how best to put the concept to work for you? We are at your side.

Introductory workshop

Basics of the digital product passport and transparency about regulations and legal requirements. The added value and possible applications for your company.

Mockup

Creation of a mockup for a selected sub-process/area.

Potential analysis

Recording the initial situation and effort analysis for use in targeted areas as well as a cost-benefit overview.

Implementation

Conception and implementation of the digital product passport.

Digitaler_Produktpass
  • Transparent
  • Trendsetting
  • Digital
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Using virtualized power to achieve intelligent energy management.

Industrial energy consumption accounts for one-third of society’s total energy consumption. In energy-intensive industries such as chemicals, oil refining, iron and steel production, and pulp and paper production, energy systems are the backbone of the manufacturing process and crucial to profitability and competitiveness.

Digitization means that power grids can no longer be viewed solely in physical terms. The addition of a virtual layer to the classic physical power grids makes it possible to overcome previous limitations based on a purely physical approach and to generate innovative, software-driven approaches to solving existing problems. The digital process passport summarizes this.

Absorbing cost increases and ensuring operation

We decouple electricity from its physical infrastructure and bring it to a virtual level. Through virtualization, we enable our partners to establish intelligent energy management, use energy regardless of location, develop sustainable business models, and resell energy surpluses if necessary.

  • Intelligent
  • Effective
  • Sustainable
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We make your flexibilities usable.

The role of electricity customers is set to change in the future as a result of the expansion of renewable energies – away from pure consumers to simultaneous electricity producers, the so-called prosumers. The further expansion of photovoltaic systems, energy storage systems and electromobility will enable prosumers to provide their self-produced or stored electricity and their energy storage systems to stabilize the volatile power grid of the future.

Use flexibilities profitably!

We focus on the individual identification and utilization possibilities of flexibility in your company. In doing so, we can show you how you, as a manufacturing business, can avoid peak capping and exploit your options, or how you can manage the supply of multiple e-charging stations, for example. Flexibilities are everywhere. We uncover them and make them usable.

Harnessing the power of the prosumer!

We are developing an infrastructure for grid providers that makes it possible to forecast electricity production and consumption and exchange flexibilities. In this way, energy contracts can be concluded that allow flexibilities to be used intelligently according to the respective power grid situation.

  • Smart
  • Sustainable
  • Intuitive
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Energy efficiency

With a clear data structure, we increase your margin.

In some industrial and commercial sectors with very high energy requirements, companies are hardly competitive without efficient energy use. This is one reason why energy management has gained in importance in recent years. If applied correctly, it can lead to cost reductions and thus to increases in liquidity, thus improving the operating results of companies. We show you what’s in your data. With a clear data structure and AI-based analyses, we uncover optimization potential.

Eergieeffizienz Analyse
  • Anomaly detection
  • Optimization potential
  • Digital product passport
Contact us!
Digital product passport

Opportunity: Digital Product Passport

The digital product passport is one of the burning issues in 2022. The topic not only has far-reaching implications for business processes, but also many short-term opportunities. In view of the existing shortage and waste of raw materials, the circular economy approach offers enormous potential for decoupling economic growth from raw material extraction. The opportunity: decoupling from high price volatility on international raw material markets and thus increased planning security for companies. In the future, all information about a product’s origin, composition, repair and disassembly options must be documented. You’ve already heard about the Product Passport, but don’t know where to start or how best to put the concept to work for you? We are at your side.

Introductory workshop

Basics of the digital product passport and transparency about regulations and legal requirements. The added value and possible applications for your company.

Mockup

Creation of a mockup for a selected sub-process/area.

Potential analysis

Recording the initial situation and effort analysis for use in targeted areas as well as a cost-benefit overview.

Implementation

Conception and implementation of the digital product passport.

Digitaler_Produktpass
  • Transparent
  • Trendsetting
  • Digital
Learn more!
Software-Defined Energy

Using virtualized power to achieve intelligent energy management.

Industrial energy consumption accounts for one-third of society’s total energy consumption. In energy-intensive industries such as chemicals, oil refining, iron and steel production, and pulp and paper production, energy systems are the backbone of the manufacturing process and crucial to profitability and competitiveness.

Digitization means that power grids can no longer be viewed solely in physical terms. The addition of a virtual layer to the classic physical power grids makes it possible to overcome previous limitations based on a purely physical approach and to generate innovative, software-driven approaches to solving existing problems. The digital process passport summarizes this.

Absorbing cost increases and ensuring operation

We decouple electricity from its physical infrastructure and bring it to a virtual level. Through virtualization, we enable our partners to establish intelligent energy management, use energy regardless of location, develop sustainable business models, and resell energy surpluses if necessary.

  • Intelligent
  • Effective
  • Sustainable
Contact us!
Flexibility Management

We make your flexibilities usable.

The role of electricity customers is set to change in the future as a result of the expansion of renewable energies – away from pure consumers to simultaneous electricity producers, the so-called prosumers. The further expansion of photovoltaic systems, energy storage systems and electromobility will enable prosumers to provide their self-produced or stored electricity and their energy storage systems to stabilize the volatile power grid of the future.

Use flexibilities profitably!

We focus on the individual identification and utilization possibilities of flexibility in your company. In doing so, we can show you how you, as a manufacturing business, can avoid peak capping and exploit your options, or how you can manage the supply of multiple e-charging stations, for example. Flexibilities are everywhere. We uncover them and make them usable.

Harnessing the power of the prosumer!

We are developing an infrastructure for grid providers that makes it possible to forecast electricity production and consumption and exchange flexibilities. In this way, energy contracts can be concluded that allow flexibilities to be used intelligently according to the respective power grid situation.

  • Smart
  • Sustainable
  • Intuitive
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Forward-looking. Innovative. Digital.

Smart Energy - Outlook

Future Prosumer Houshold

Due to the generally advancing electrification of household appliances as well as the continuously growing number of generation and storage systems in households, such as energy storage and electric vehicles, the flexibility potential of households is constantly increasing. This flexibility potential is becoming more and more important in view of the increasing volatility of the power grids. Grid operators are increasingly facing major challenges with regard to the stable and secure operation of their grids as a result of the change in electricity grids. In the future, it will therefore be an important lever to tap the flexibility potential of households for grid stabilization and thus to exchange the hitherto passive role of households in the energy grid for an active role. In this way, every household can contribute to the secure operation of the power grids in the future and, as Future Prosumer Households, play a central role in achieving the energy transition.

However, the concept does not end with private households. In the future, companies from all disciplines will also use their flexibilities to stabilize the grid and thus transform themselves into Future Prosumer Factories, for example.

Future Prosumer Household
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Smart Energy Insights

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Research on Activation of Flexibility Potentials in a Market-oriented Process.

The activation of existing flexibilities is a crucial component in meeting the challenges of the energy transition. The potential for flexibility is steadily increasing due to the spread of electromobility, home storage, and photovoltaic systems in private households, among other things. As a result, pure consumers of electrical energy are increasingly becoming producers as well. The active integration of these participants as a building block of the smart grid is an efficient and effective solution to emerging problems. This paper examines and compares current research approaches in the German electricity market.

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The energy market of tomorrow - for all and with all.

The main objective of the “FlexChain” research project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, is to enable active participation in the energy system. For this purpose, a decentralized trading platform based on blockchain is being created that dynamically adapts energy generation, storage and consumption according to the needs of local and urban grids. In this way, the supply of households and stability of the grids will also be ensured from renewable energy sources.

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Departure to the Smart Grid?

How widespread are smart grid technologies in low voltage? What challenges do grid operators see and how do they assess the potential of micro-flexibilities? The August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute has surveyed German distribution grid operators on this issue.

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Whether research project or customized solution, we are the right partner for Smart Energy.

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