We develop intelligent ICT solutions for the transformation of energy systems

Department Cognitive Energy Systems (KES)

The Cognitive Energy Systems department develops innovative ICT solutions that are designed to facilitate the energy transition to a flexible, sustainable and cross-sectoral system based on renewable sources.

With our specific expertise – in cognitive and integrated energy systems, energy informatics, AI-based decision-support systems, system analysis and design, digital twins and convergent IT infrastructures – we are ideally placed to meet the challenges of the energy transition, especially in the electricity market. This shift, which is driven by power generated from renewable and often highly fluctuating sources, is founded on an integrated approach to the three sectors of power, heat and transportation. We also offer services related to cybersecurity for energy and water supply – a topic increasingly significant in the wake of the digitalization of the energy market.

We market solutions and services in the following areas: energy forecasting, the optimization of energy use, and the simulation and operational management of electric and cross-sectoral energy systems. Over 30 energy providers in Germany use our EMS-EDM PROPHET® software for a range of significant processes, including the forecasting of energy demand, management of balancing groups, power plant dispatching and market communications. In partnership with the Fraunhofer Academy, we also offer training courses in energy data analysis and cybersecurity. Our spin-off venture Ampeers Energy GmbH develops full digital solutions for managing locally generated electricity supplied to tenants.

In 2019, we were able to secure our participation in three major energy research projects, each with a multimillion euro budget: the growth hub “smood – smart neighborhood,” the AI innovation project “Bauhaus.MobilityLab Erfurt” and, in cooperation with the nonprofit organization Open District Hub, a number of neighborhood projects. In addition, we are also involved in “ZO.RRO – Zero Carbon Cross Energy System,” a project in Thuringia that aims to develop a system solution for a carbon-free energy supply.

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