Research projects
Multi-Energy Management and Aggregation Platform

2017 - current

Researchers:
Alexandre Capone (Chair of Information-oriented Control)
Akhila Jambagi
Michael Kramer
Thomas Licklederer

Project Lead:
Michael Kramer



Project description

In connection with the ongoing energy transition in Germany, the building sector is attracting a great deal of attention with regard to the development of efficiency increase and the integration of renewable energies. Through the integration of storage technologies and renewable energies in the heating sector, buildings will in the future take on an increasing share of demand-oriented, decentralized provision of electricity, heat and cooling. Currently, buildings require energy with their system technology - usually in the form of heat and electricity. Many buildings have oversized plant technology such as boilers, which are often operated uneconomically in partial load operation. Partly there are photovoltaic systems on the roof, which inefficiently feed energy into the public grid due to low own electricity demand or power-driven combined heat and power plants, which economically secure their own power, but whose generated thermal energy can only be used to a certain extent.

The multi-energy management and aggregation platform (MEMAP) project addresses these challenges and develops an aggregation platform that connects multiple buildings or their local EMSs with different energy needs and requirements, thereby unlocking the potential of energy efficiency to increase. At the local EMS level, storage technologies and renewable energies will be integrated in addition to the existing plant controls. In addition, secure and reliable communication between the local EMS and the platform must be ensured. For this communication protocols such as OPC UA come into question. The available potential can in turn be used by the platform to establish the marketing of flexible loads as part of the energy management. The framework will serve as a planning tool in the future. MEMAP relies on the use and integration of the established Building Information Model (BIM) standard. The developed aggregation platform will be implemented, tested and evaluated in a field test.

 

The project is associated with the MSE Center for Combined Energy Systems (CoSES) for the integration of relevant work packages in the laboratory.

Project Partners

 

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy: FKZ 03ET1413B