Research Topics

The first aim of the research project is the direct comparison of the different measures to balance inflexible electricity production with the heat- and gas network. To do this, the energy conversion chains are to be analysed and meaningful links of different supply options are to be assessed. Beside other factors, the energy balance and the economic viability will play an important part.

Based on this detailed system analysis, the balancing measures investigated are to be compared with other relevant options, particularly conventional electricity storage options. As a result, indications for an optimal combination of different options for the future are to be derived.

Finally the challenges of the future supply situation, which will be based on renewable energy, are to be addressed. Starting from the current framework for the individual energy conversion chains and in comparison with a future system that is based on renewable energy, desirable and necessary developments of the energy system and its framework can be derived.