Smart Services Worlds
- Data Analytics, Customer Usage and Behavior Data
- Real-time Pricing Services, Customer Technology
- Energy Storage
- Renewable and Intermittent Energy Grid Integration
- Cloud Solutions
- Energy Trading Software
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Data Management & Analytics
- Microgrids Technologies
- Silver Partner
Smart Services Worlds at European Utility Week:
The energy revolution – powered by blockchain
- Experience the future of local and community-based energy trading and storage from November 11th to 14th at stand L140
- Four cutting-edge energy projects supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy: BloGPV, ETIBLOGG, pebbles and SMECS
- Learn more about all projects in four in-depth Hub sessions and one Summit session
Four Hub sessions and one Summit session will provide an in-depth look at the technology behind the projects and their vision for the next stage of distributed energy:
- November 12th | 16:00 - 16:15 | Energy Markets Hub – Theatre 6 | “pebbles – designing a local energy market” by Joachim Klaus, Project Manager, Allgäuer Überlandwerk
- November 13th | 10:40 - 11:00 | Lifecycle Management – Theatre 7 | “BloGPV – distributed ledger technology lowers barriers for photovoltaic storage devices” by Thorsten Zoerner, Discovergy
- November 13th | 14:30 - 14:50 | Energy Markets Hub – Theatre 6 | “ETIBLOGG – real-time energy trading in local grids” by Michael Merz, Managing Director, Ponton
- November 13th | 16:45 - 17:30 | Summit Stage | “Panel Discussion: Disrupting the Energy Markets” with Joachim Klaus, Project Manager, Allgäuer Überlandwerk
- November 14th | 10:05 - 10:20 | Energy Markets Hub – Theatre 6 | “SMECS – smart energy communities” by Tobias Müller, Research Assistant, Fraunhofer-Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO
About Smart Services Worlds
Smart Services are intelligent services that make life and work easier. With the technology programmes "Smart Services World" and "Smart Services World II", the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) supports a total of 38 Smart Service projects that develop innovative digital services for business and society. The funded projects develop prototypical solutions in the fields of construction and employment, energy, medicine, mobility, production, housing and living. "Smart Services World II" particularly focuses on digitisation in rural and smaller cities. In addition to the funding, accompanying research also addresses important questions and challenges relating to law, standardisation, secure platform architectures, digital business models and platform economics. Both programs contribute a total of around 200 million Euros to the development of Smart Services in Germany. Half of this is provided by the BMWi, the other half by more than 200 partners from science and industry.
Trading electricity directly with neighbours – this is what BloGPV aims to achieve by connecting solar power producers and electricity consumers in a local virtual storage network. BloGPV develops suitable technological solutions for automated electricity trading in this network. The aim is to keep photovoltaic systems economically viable for producers and to make green electricity attractive for consumers once the current feed-in tariffs are discontinued. The project aims to make an important contribution to the electricity supply of the future.
ETIBLOGG examines the use of blockchain technology for local electricity trading in real time. The project focuses on private and commercial players at the microgrid level. The players in this trade setup without intermediaries are electricity consumers and prosumers who both produce and consume electricity. The aim of this project is to make small-scale energy trading economically viable, transparent and secure with the help of digital technologies. To this end, real-time trading in a local network will be assessed in a test environment at the Fraunhofer IISB in Erlangen and then in a next step be applied in a public demonstrator next year.
Direct electricity trading between small producers and end consumers, in a village, in a city or in a region: pebbles investigates the development of a sustainable and economically profitable energy supply in a local intelligent power grid known as microgrid. The project uses the distribution grid of the network operator AllgäuNetz and focuses on the Bavarian village of Wildpoldsried, where the majority of households already use renewable energy. For this purpose, the project is establishing a regional platform for trading green electricity. The aim is to establish a model for a local energy market in which small and medium-sized producers, consumers, prosumers and companies trade electricity among themselves.
How can photovoltaic systems be operated in a profitable way after the feed-in tariffs for renewable energy start running out in January 2021? Finding an answer to this question is the central motive behind SMECS, which aims to explore the technological and economic conditions that enable small producers and cooperatives to form smart energy communities and better market the renewable energy that they produce.