The grid of the future becomes real.
A sustainable power supply needs intelligent grids: The flexQgrid project funded by the BMWi is developing innovative solutions for the integration of renewable energies and is thus shaping the power grid of the future. The number of decentralized generation units and the number of new consumers - such as electromobility - are increasing. That is why we are focusing on the use of smart grid technologies already today in the field test area to develop the energy world of tomorrow. In this way, we guarantee a high level of supply security in the future as well.
- Project Duration: November 2019 – October 2022 (3 years)
- 9 partners from grid operation, industry and science
- 1-year field test from summer 2021
Freiamt – the field test area in numbers
Integrating as much electricity from renewable energy systems as possible into the grid - that is the goal of the nationwide unique flexQgrid project. According to the motto 'switch on flexible consumers when wind and sun are available'“.
Martin Konermann, Technical Director Netze BW GmbH
With flexQgrid, we want to show that flexible units in the distribution grid can also eliminate congestions using market instruments.
Alois Wichtlhuber, member of the board of Entelios AG
It will be interesting to use the results obtained in simulations in the field test and validate and specify models and statements for the grid of the future using real data.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Leibfried, Head of the Institute for Electrical Energy Systems and High-Voltage Technology at KIT
Developing the grid of the future together.We are working on our solutions in a strong consortium of nine partners for the next three years to make the grid of the future a reality. The partners from the fields of grid operation, industry and science yield years of expertise in their respective fields to the project. The individual elements - components and players in the energy world - are thus optimally combined to create a joint solution for the future grid.