Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology

NOBEL GRID

Flexible and software based infrastructures for smart grids

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As of January, 2018, the Fraunhofer Institute in Kassel becomes the Fraunhofer IEE

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A new smart grid laboratory for the Electrical Energy Research Center CEPEL in Brazil

Wind energy now on par with nuclear energy

Fraunhofer IEE (formerly IWES) presents Germany Wind Energy Report 2016.

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100 kW inverter power module for B6 standard cuts weight and volume by half

R&D project IFASS presents results at PCIM 2017.

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New models for more accurate weather and energy forecasts

Successful completion of »EWeLiNE« project: probability forecasts, higher temporal and spatial resolution.

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Offshore pumped storage concept successfully tested

Today, a 3 m diameter hollow concrete sphere has been recovered from the bottom of lake Constance where it had been operated in a 4 week test in a deph of around 100 m. The energy storage and release feature of this novel storage concept could be demonstrated sucessfully, so the principle is now proven experimentally. Currently, the test results are being evaluated to inform and validate the computer models developed by IEE (formerly IWES).

Design of the Energiewende

We support industry and politics in all systemic, technical and economical questions concerning the transformation of energy systems.

Products and know-how

With our products and expertise we support industrial and political, national and international customers and have been doing so for decades.

Testing and Validating

We posess a wide range of test and experimental facilities, laboratories and technical equipment.

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Prof. Dr. Clemens Hoffmann | Director

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

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27.7.2018

NOBEL GRID

Flexible and software based
infrastructures for smart grids

Which infrastructures are needed for cost efficient smart grid integration of energy consumers with controllable loads and prosumers with renewable generators? The challenge to answer this question was taken by an interna-tional consortium with participation of Fraunhofer IEE in the last three and a half years in a research- and demonstration project, which was funded by the European Union with 11.7 Mio. €.

 

12.12.2017

The two branches of Fraunhofer IWES are to become independent
institutes

Since its founding in 2009, the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES has grown to almost 600 employees. As part of their strategic development and alignment, both divisions of the institute have developed largely independent profiles. The Executive Board and Senate of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have therefore decided to continue the branches of the institute as independent institutes as of January 2018: as IEE and IWES. For customers and industry partners, the sharpening of the profile will facilitate a clear allocation of activities.

 

26.9.2017

A new smart grid laboratory for Brazil

An important technical step for a new smart grid laboratory at the Electrical Energy Research Center CEPEL in Brazil has been successfully designed by Cepel together with the German Fraunhofer Institutes IWES in Kassel and FOKUS in Berlin.

 

7.7.2017

Wind Farm Data Collection and Reliability Assessment for O&M Optimization

IEA Wind TCP Recommended Practice.

 

29.5.2017

Wind energy now on par with nuclear energy

Fraunhofer IWES presents Germany Wind Energy Report 2016.

 

16.5.2017

New 100 kW inverter power module for B6 standard cuts weight and volume by half

R&D project IFASS presents results at PCIM 2017.

 

3.5.2017

New models for more accurate weather and energy forecasts

Successful completion of »EWeLiNE« project: probability forecasts, higher temporal and spatial resolution.