The FZI Living Lab smartEnergy is an interdisciplinary research environment to investigate solutions for the energy system of the future. The whole FZI House of Living Labs was set up with modern technology for the decentralized allocation, storage and flexible consumption of electrical and thermal power.
The transformation of the energy system from a network of conventional power plants, that is centrally managed, to highly decentralized power supply via renewable energy results in major changes. In particular, the highly fluctuating supply from renewable sources requires new solutions since power supply and demand in the grid always have to be balanced. In the FZI Living Lab smartEnergy, we develop ICT-based solutions to meet the following challenges: