Energy Economics

The energy economics business area encompasses products and services supporting the
planning and operation of power supply structures and their components.

We accompany the transformation process of energy supply systems by combining market
and technology with software solutions, information and data services, concepts and business
models as well as energy economics analyses and assessments.

Analyses and Consultancy in Energy Economics

We are the point of contact concerning your requests for

  • flexibility of energy supply and demand
  • decentralized energy supply in buildings, districts and regions
  • creating future energy systems
  • developing national energy systems in e.g. Asia, Africa and South America

We offer support in

  • investment decisions and strategic orientation
  • business model development
  • your contribution to political debates on developing energy systems

Products & Services

  • Flexible Capacity in the Power System
  • Heat and Power Supplies in
    Buildings and Cities
  • Multi-Sectoral Transition of
    the Energy System
  • Development of National Power Systems

Energy meteorology systems

Forecasts for a reliable energy system

Digitalisation, automation and the usage of intelligent algorithms are becoming increasingly important factors for success in the energy industry.

Our real-time power estimates and forecasts are the centrepiece of innovative solutions for reliable grid operation and planning with weather-dependent energy sources.

Forecasts for generation and consumption: individual plants, parks, portfolios, grid nodes, transformers, substation, grid areas, countries and for ampacity: Individual circuits, transmission grids, distribution.

Products & Services

  • Forcasts for Wind power, Solar power, Cogeneration, Consumption, Power flows, Hydropower
  • Online estimation
  • Dynamic line rating

Virtual power plants

The Virtual Power Plant IWES.vpp is a modular real-time system, which allows us to monitor, control, aggregate, and optimize renewable energy systems according to various strategies.

The system is based upon the long experience of The Fraunhofer in the fields of renewable energy and virtual power plants. The IWES.vpp has been used in numerous research projects to solve current issues in the energy industry and has been successfully implemented in the following: Kombikraftwerk, RegModHarz, Kombikraftwerk2, power control of wind turbines, Regio:VK, power control of wind and photovoltaic farms, et al.

Functions of the IWES.vpp

  • Real-time connectivity and data logging of multiple decentralized energy resource
  • Control of the facilities
  • Processing of time series
  • Forecast Integration
  • Multi-portfolio management with various energy management strategies
  • etc...


Processing of time series
(visualization, aggregation, interpolation, exportation, Historie)
Forecast Integration
(price, fluctuating energy generation, load forecasting, etc.)
Multi-portfolio management with various energy management strategies
(Day-Ahead Spot Market Optimization, power control, etc.)
Customer-specific energy management solutions 
(Based on MILP - Mixed Integer Linear Programming – Solution strategies)
Ergonomic user interface for portfolio managers and plant operators
Database-based client-server application (installed on site upon request)
Open interface for the automation and integration of existing software systems
Actual extrapolated values / substitute values are not communicative with wind turbines

Wind ressource assessment with LiDAR

Products & Services

  • Site assessment with LiDAR systems
  • Research platform: Windscanner and 200 meter mast
  • Optimized wind measurements
    in complex terrain
  • Post-construction production
    assessment of wind farms

Products & Services

  • Site assessment with LiDAR systems
  • Research platform: Windscanner and 200 meter mast
  • Optimized wind measurements
    in complex terrain
  • Post-construction production
    assessment of wind farms

Training and Knowledge Transfer

We are your reliable first point of contact for

  • the qualification of specialists and executives on current topics of renewable energies
  • the imparting of research knowledge for professional application
  • customer-oriented education formats and expert dialogues on the questions of
    the transformation of the energy system

We support you at

  • your further qualification on various topics of renewable energies
  • the conception and implementation of further education formats on special topics of the energy industry and energy system technology
  • the planning and implementation of workshops, conferences and symposia in cooperation with Fraunhofer IEE

Products & Services

  • Day- and one-week seminars
  • Online Master Program and Certificates
  • Kasseler Symposium