The aim of the project is the development of strategies and solutions to exploit existing flexibility potentials. Based on the analysis of basic conditions, methods, technologies and solutions for the flexibilisation of electricity supply and demand will be developed and applied in four defined case studies. The case studies focus on the areas of fully electric households (1), trade, commerce and services (2), industrial processes (3) and electromobility (4). Methods from the field of System of Systems Engineering are identified, classified, analysed and evaluated with regard to their application for the design of energy flexibility. Based on this, a methodological toolbox for energy flexibility is developed, as well as a multi-level simulation environment for mapping future energy supply systems. For this purpose, existing models of households and supply systems will be coupled with models for mapping production systems and the operation of electric mobility fleets and further developed with regard to the design of energy flexibility. The coupling of the models is based on the latest methods of co-simulation so that operating modes and the aggregation of flexibilities, forecast models, the allocation of demand to supply as well as a flexibility market to be introduced if necessary can be efficiently mapped. Based on the model-based mapping, new business models and solutions for market design are developed. In order to test the flexibility strategies, a demonstration in the laboratories of the university institutes as well as field tests at practice partners are planned. In addition, a technical, ecological and economic evaluation is to classify the different flexibility potentials. Finally, recommendations for action and results of the project will be disseminated to relevant stakeholders.
Project results can be found on the elenia project website. Elenia is in charge of project coordination for the TU Braunschweig project participants.