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17 Nov 2016

“Industry plans digitalisation of energy transition”

WirtschaftsWoche

The project “enera” in the rural North-Western German region of Eastern Frisia could become the next step on the way to establishing smart energy grids across Germany, writes Angela Schmid in WirtschaftsWoche. “enera” is aimed at steering energy flows so that production and consumption based on volatile renewable energy sources become optimally harmonised, Schmid writes. It boasts about 32,000 smart measuring systems, numerous energy storages and new energy market models. “This is the first time data is being generated at this scale,” project manager Ulf Brommelmeier told WirtschaftsWoche. He added that the “big data” collected by “enera” could help developing new business models relying on a real-time calculation of energy demand rather than on projections.

Read the article in German here.

For more information on the Energiewende and grids, see the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.

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