What will intelligent, decentralized energy management look like in the future? Using its own micro smart grid and control systems developed in-house, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO is exploring how to efficiently coordinate energy producers, storage systems, and consumers and demonstrates the innovative technologies required in practice.
An overview of Fraunhofer IAO’s research specialties and services relating to integrated mobility and energy concepts:
- Energy concepts with respect to e-mobility and the linking of all energy flows (energy-management design of micro smart grids and charging infrastructures).
- Evaluation and design tools (stand-alone applications) to assist in the scaling of energy supply facilities as well as semi-public and public charging infrastructures, including site selection.
- Mobility concepts relating to the development of mobility strategies by both businesses and municipalities as well as to modular vehicle fleet analysis.
- Hardware solutions based on technological research and innovative rapid prototyping technologies.