Fraunhofer IEE presents Applied Research Solutions for the Energy Industry at E-World 2022
From June 21 to 23, 2022, at the leading exhibition for the European energy industry E-World energy & water 2022 in Essen, Germany, the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology IEE presents services and solutions for the energy industry derived from application-oriented research. At the group stand of the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance (Hall 5, Booth 326), Fraunhofer IEE will show know-how from the business units "Analysis and Consulting for Energy Economics", "Energy Meteorology Information Systems", "Digital Portfolio Management" and "Grid Planning and Operation".
The energy transition is currently presenting the energy industry with numerous challenges. Fraunhofer IEE offers various solutions and applications from its research to provide the necessary support.
For optimized grid operation, GridFox, for instance, provides reliable and transparent forecasts for horizontal and vertical power flows across all network levels. Moreover, the generation and consumption components of the power flows can be determined and forecasted individually. This increases grid transparency and provides grid planning with valuable information.
For many years, Fraunhofer IEE has been working with meteorological data, weather forecasts, weather station measurements, remote sensing data and real analyses from numerical weather models. Therefore, the institute has a large pool of historical data sets and a lot of experience in dealing with such data quantities. For precision, the different weather data sets and models can be combined, optimized, and enriched with further sources (e.g. GIS data).
For optimized utilization of existing grids, dynamic line rating (WAFB), can increase the continuous current carrying capacity of existing grids and additionally reduce the often cost-intensive use of redispatch measures. In addition to estimating the current status, Fraunhofer IEE's dynamic line rating provides forecasts for various planning processes and can increase grid reliability, especially at rising air temperatures.
The open-source data aggregation tool DAVE, developed at Fraunhofer IEE, enables the automated creation of energy grid models for regional grid areas. Various open data sources are included and merged to generate a freely usable grid model. Here, grid-specific, geographic, demographic and other data can be included to quickly obtain useful models for a given use case. Within a model, information on all available areas and network levels can be combined. This allows a cross-network level and cross-sector view and thus a high degree of flexibility in the choice of the required network constellation.
At E-World 2022, Fraunhofer IEE additionally provides information on the design of future energy systems, optimized investment paths for district heating and electricity suppliers (investSCOPE), wind and PV forecasts and online high-calculation systems, as well as forecast data and consumption forecasts. Digital transformation and EVU 4.0 as well as electrical grid, system analysis and design, grid operation management, automated grid analysis and target grid planning will also be addressed. Additionally, Fraunhofer IEE showcases cognitive energy systems for more power through AI, value creation in digital ecosystems with Energy Data Spaces, and resilient energy supply - from infrastructure to digitalization. With EnergyANTS, optimized energy system models for regionalization, wind, photovoltaics and consumption can be found at the exhibition. In addition, the Fraunhofer IEE PtX Atlas, which includes global power-to-X potentials via WebGIS App, as well as the research focus Urban Energy System, which explores concepts and solutions for the regional energy transition and climate-neutral cities, are being displayed.