Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology

Renewable resources: volatile generation and stable supply

Compliant System Integration | Grid Codes | Fault-Ride-Through | Smart Grids

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Coupling the electricity, heat and mobility sectors

Flexibilisation | Heat pumps | Heating Networks | District Solutions | Electromobility | Power-to-X

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Developing smart processes for the energy system

Forecasting systems | Virtual Power Plants | Predictive Maintenance | New Marketing Models

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Making power more flexible and storing energy

Power-to-Gas | Demand-oriented bioenergy | Electrochemical storage | Offshore Pumped Storage Power Plants

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Green hydrogen or green electricity for building heating?

A study examined the use of hydrogen in the future energy system with a special focus on building heat supply. Web Expert Session: 22 July 2020 at 16:00 – 17:15.

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Impact assessment of F-gas free medium voltage switchgear

Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) plays an important role as an insulating gas in electrical switchgear. A research study investigated the development of MV switchgear installations under different boundaries showing the impact on SF6 emissions, and analyzed the market acceptance of SF6-free alternatives, as well as barriers and drivers to adoption.

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New Megawatt testing equipment for over-voltage ride through

To keep pace with the latest changes to grid codes and testing standards the facilities of Fraunhofer IEE‘s laboratory SysTec have recently been upgraded by an over-voltage-ride-through (OVRT) test container.

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Areas of Expertise

The Fraunhofer IEE in Kassel researches for the national and
international transformation of energy systems.

 

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Energy Economics

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Energy System
Technology

News

 

News / 19.3.2021

Change of institute management

Prof. Dr. Kurt Rohrig has been appointed as the acting executive director of Fraunhofer IEE, replacing Prof. Dr. Clemens Hoffmann, who had headed the institute since 2012.

 

29.10.2020

German-Chilean knowledge transfer started with online workshop

Chilean and German experts took the opportunity to discuss and share latest developments of the energy transition in their countries during the international workshop “Towards a Sustainable Future”.

 

14.7.2020

Green hydrogen or green electricity for building heating?

A study by the Fraunhofer IEE in Kassel examined the use of hydrogen in the future energy system with a special focus on building heat supply and related it to the direct use of electric power in heat pumps. An online presentation of the study and follow-up discussion will take place on: 22 July 2020 at 16:00 – 17:15.

 

29.6.2020

Impact assessment of F-gas free medium voltage switchgear

Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) plays an important role as an insulating gas in electrical switchgear. The Fraunhofer IEE in Kassel and the Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) finalized a research study investigating the development of MV switchgear installations under different boundaries showing the impact on SF6 emissions, and analyzing the market acceptance of SF6-free alternatives, as well as barriers and drivers to adoption.

Media response on better forecasting models

Project EWeLiNE