Decentralized energy systems: Interplay of technologies

Decentralized energy systems provide electricity, heating or cooling close to the consumer - whether in a residential area or in an industrial plant. The energy comes primarily from renewable sources such as photovoltaics, biomass or wind power, but also from combined heat and power plants. In the future, fuel cells and energy storage systems will also play a greater role here.

To ensure that the energy demand in the local grid is covered and the grid remains stable, energy management, grid operation and protection technology must be optimally coordinated. At TZ Energie, we are researching how the demands on energy grids will change in the future and how they can be managed. Our focus here is on cogeneration - for example, intelligent coupling of photovoltaic systems and combined heat and power plants - storage and networking with renewable energy sources.