IEEE Proceedings of the IEEE PES General Meeting 2009
Authors: Dr Britta BUCHHOLZ, Dr David NESTLE, Andreas KIESSLING
Title: Individual Customers’ Influence on the Operation of Virtual Power Plants
Short description: This paper elaborates on the decentralised approach for a virtual power plant that researchers will apply to the city of Mannheim as one model city. Chapter 1 explains the role of individual customers who co-operate in a swarm like an organism.
Chapter 2 provides the technical concept behind the new system architecture.
Chapter 3 shows first experiences with the field test in Mannheim and
Chapter 4 concludes the paper.
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EMW – Magazine on Energy, the Market and Competition : issue 04/09
Authors: Andreas KIESSLING and Dr Britta BUCHHOLZ
Title: Fitness for the grids
Short description: The requirements of the future in the area of energy supplies also lie within the grid infrastructure. The increasing amount of decentralised electrical energy being fed into the grid is placing new demands on electricity networks. Together with the requirement to provide consumers with more oversight of their energy usage behaviour and to use variable electricity tariffs to modify demand for fluctuating sun and wind energy, intelligent networks (smart grids) and homes (smart houses) are becoming indispensable. In Mannheim, a consortium led by MVV Energie is working with the Model City Mannheim E-energy project to investigate the opportunities and prerequisites for the intelligent supply of the future.
TV programmes on the project
N TV report “Intelligent Power”
Only use electricity when it is at its cheapest – the energy butler makes it possible. N TV was present at the home of one field test customer, to demonstrate the way the energy butler works. Read more.