Research Projects


The network of the future becomes real

Start: 11/2019

End: 03/2023

In our changing energy system, where large conventional power plants are increasingly being replaced by smaller ones, the importance of the distribution grids bringing electricity from generators to consumers is growing. The increase of distributed generation plants as well as of large consumers such as electric vehicle charging stations can lead to bottlenecks in the grid.

FlexQgrid is developing intelligent solutions with which power generation and consumption can be balanced locally, thereby preventing grid congestion. For this purpose, a quota-based grid traffic light concept is implemented that leverages the flexibility of generators and consumers to ensure local grid balance while providing a benefit to both parties.

In the project, the FZI is developing a building energy management system to make the flexibility of prosumers available to the market and grid operators. Accordingly, it develops all the processes and optimization algorithms that implement the quota model along with the intelligent energy management within the building and uses complex forecasting methods as well as diverse, heterogeneous sources.


Ariane Höck

Research Scientist
Division: Intelligent Systems and Production Engineering

Research focus

Climate Action Innovation

The research focus Climate Action Innovation aims to actively promote climate protection and create sustainable solutions in energy, mobility, production, and supply and disposal via IT innovations. Security aspects of the solutions are considered from the very onset.

Funding notice:
The flexQgrid project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) within the energy research.

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