Energy grids

Full range of services for the planning, development and operation of energy transition-compliant supply grids.

The safe, effective and economical optimization of grid planning and operation, as well as the reduction of complexity and effort with a high installation rate of renewable energies are our central fields of work.

Based on our expertise and (software) tools, we develop tailor-made and individual solutions for our customers in the context of planning and operating electricity, gas and heating grids.

This includes:

  • Active and reactive power management
  • Strategic grid development
  • Algorithms for grid optimization
  • Modules for grid calculation
  • Electromobility charging infrastructure
  • Real-world laboratories, grid laboratories and field tests
  • System tests in the automation of distribution grids
  • System and grid models
  • Smart grid laboratory development
  • Hardware-in-the-loop investigations
  • Grid reconstruction
  • Strategic consulting for politics and business

Examples of our services and offers

Grid loss studies

Transparent and complete documentation of grid losses for all grid levels

Target grid planning

Automated evaluation of grid expansion activities

Optimized grid planning

Grid planning for municipal utilities and distribution grid operators

grid planning

Studies on strategic grid planning with existing grid and cadastral data, enhanced by other data sources

grid planning

pandapower: Tools for grid planning

Data integration and pilot systems in grid operations management

Grid status forecasts

Transparent and clear information and forecasts on the status of your grid for successful Redispatch 2.0

Test of grid operations management

Verification of controller and control system functionality, safe and repeatable testing, functional evaluation and assessment, and real-time co-simulation to ensure system reliability and efficiency.

Reactive power

Secure voltage stability in the grid with lower costs and greater transparency


Test and simulation environment for operations management and aggregators

Automated generation of energy grids

Custom modeling and analysis of energy grids


Determination of grid status

CIM CGMES converter

measuring point placement

Training and Knowledge Transfer

You are looking for current knowledge and know-how from research for practice? We share our knowledge. In practice-oriented events, you and your employees can gain insights into the current state of research and engage directly with our experts. In addition to the existing range of events, we are also happy to offer you demand- and customer-oriented events for your national or international target group.

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DIN EN ISO/IEC 27001 Certification

For Fraunhofer IEE, the secure and efficient handling of critical data and secure information systems is important. That is why we have had an information security management system (ISMS) certified for various business areas. The focus is on efficient risk management and continuous improvement of information security, for example by being prepared for possible cyber attacks and IT emergencies. The functionality of our ISMS is regularly checked in external audits by independent third parties.

Our DIN EN ISO/IEC 27001:2017 certification expired on 9.5.2024. We are preparing for recertification in accordance with the updated DIN EN ISO/IEC 27001:2022 standard at the beginning of 2025.