Intelligent Use of Energy in Small and Medium-sized Industry – SEEDs
The basic idea of the SEEDs project is to reconstruct and optimize the local energy systems for small and medium-sized companies (industrial level) by utilizing and further developing existing approaches and techniques. The goal is to research, develop and implement sustainable energy production, energy storage, energy supply, and efficient energy use at a local industrial level. In this connection, the focus is on maximum efficiency, cost effectiveness as well as the security of supply and stability autarchy.
The areas covered in SEEDs are microgrids, energy storage, gas-to-power coupling, grid connection, load shift, sustainable creation, and the use of energy, as well as energy efficiency. The whole chain of energy technology is therefore investigated. Specific attention is paid to an efficient interlinking of power electronics and interfaces with different components of the local energy system, in order to set up a stable overall local energy system with respect to controlling. These interfaces are a core competence of Fraunhofer IISB. The Fraunhofer institutes IIS and ISC are also participating in the project. IIS covers communication-related topics, and ISC handles material aspects for electrical battery development.