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Centre of applied research urban energy systems and resource efficiency <<

Akronym ENsource II
Funding Land Baden-Württemberg (MWK) und Europäische Fonds für regionale Entwicklungen - EFRE (L-Bank)
Request for Proposal Zentren für angewandte Forschung an Hochschulen für angewandte Wissenschaften (ZAFH)
HFT project director Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Coors, Prof. Dr. Bastian Schröter
Project Staff M.Sc. Pithon Kabiro, M.Eng., Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Annette Kunz-Engesser, M.Sc. Maryam Zirak
Project partners Hochschule Pforzheim, Hochschule Heilbronn, Hochschule Biberach, Hochschule Reutlingen, Hochschule Rottenburg, Hochschule Mannheim, Hochschule Aalen, Unsiversität Stuttgart-Institut für Thermodynamik und Wärmetechnik (IGTE), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Institut für Nachhaltige Technische Systeme – INATECH , Fraunhofer Institute für Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)
Duration 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2020
Project description Urban energy systems are complex structures that require intelligent communication and control strategies. Due to an increasingly decentralized and fluctuating energy generation and rising interaction among producers, storage providers and consumers, intelligent planning and management is necessary to adapt to short-term load fluctuations as well as to diminishing energy demand due to increased energy and resource efficiency. The combination of electric and thermal networks and storage and the activation of flexible demand management options to consumers, require the development of innovative cross-cutting approaches and process analyses to provide sustainable and resource efficient solutions and reduce implementation barriers. Eight research universities of Applied Sciences cooperate with universities, research partners, companies and communities to develop urban simulation, automation and optimization tools with associated business models and use them in five case studies.
Keywords urban energy systems, resource efficientcy, digitale tansformation, storeage, business models, biomass, disrikt heating nets, photovoltaics