Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln gGmbH

SynErgie – Synchronized and Energy adaptive Production Engineering for flexible Adjustment of Industrial Processes referring to fluctuating Energy Supply

SynErgie – Synchronized and Energy adaptive Production Engineering for flexible Adjustment of Industrial Processes referring to fluctuating Energy Supply

Due to the increasing proportion of fluctuating electricity generation from renewable energy sources, an efficient balance between energy supply and demand is required. The medium- and short-term flexibility of electricity demand, so-called demand-side management (DSM), allows for a cost-efficient and socially acceptable restructuring of the energy system. The project SynErgie, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the Kopernikus project, supports the cost-efficient integration of renewable energies and enables Germany to become an international leader in flexible industrial processes. The SynErgie project considers the energy-intensive key production processes of these industries to synchronize their energy needs with the fluctuating supply of renewable energy. Within the project, ewi ER&S deals with market and regulatory structures and models the effects of flexible industrial processes on the energy market, in particular with regard to the evaluation of flexibility and a calculation of the overall energetic potential for greater flexibility in Germany.