The energy transition inevitably increases the complexity of the formerly centralized, information-poor energy supply system. The future system dynamics will result from the interactions of decentralized generators, weather phenomena, market mechanisms, new user behavior (e.g. e-mobility) and coupling of previously separate energy areas (e.g. electrical, gas transmission and district heating networks). The development of an ICT infrastructure with extensive information exchange is necessary to ensure an optimal energy supply for such a wide range of interactions.
The development and integration of suitable ICT systems and future decentralized energy resources is based on a multi-stage process. Initial conceptual designs of new technologies are tested using analytical methods, while extensive field tests are carried out at the end of the development process. The transition between these two stations requires methods that are cheaper and more flexible than field tests, but at the same time reflect system complexity better than analytical approaches.
The group "Co-Simulation of Multi-Modal Energy Systems" (COM) specializes in simulation-based system analysis for the development and validation of new components and architectures of the distribution grid. A modular co-simulation approach is used, which allows different aspects of the energy system to be combined via partial models in the simulation framework "mosaik". Mosaik enables the integration of independently developed simulation models, regardless of their domain or formal description. Common simulation scenarios create a dynamic data exchange between these models. Thus, the approach acts as a collaboration platform for domain experts of a wide range of areas influencing the future energy supply, such as electrical engineering, ICT, economics and meteorology.
Ofenloch, Annika and Schwarz, Jan Sören and Tolk, Deborah and Brandt, Tobias and Eilers, Reef and Ramirez, Rebeca and Raub, Thomas and Lehnhoff, Sebastian; 2022 Open Source Modelling and Simulation of Energy Systems (OSMSES); 2022
van der Meer, Arjen A. and Schwarz, Jan Sören and Heussen, Kai; 2022 10th Workshop on Modelling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (MSCPES); 2022
Henrik Wagner, Sarah Eckhoff, Sarah Fayed, Fernando Peñaherrera V.,Annika Ofenloch, Oliver Werth, Bernd Engel, Michael H. Breitner,Sebastian Lehnhoff, and Johannes Rolink; ENVIROINFO 2021; September / 2021
Fernando Peñaherrera V., Henrik Wagner, Sarah Fayed, Oliver Werth, Stephan Ferenz, Jana Gerlach, Tobias Lege, Annika Ofenloch, Thomas Poppinga, Catharina Siemer, Michael Breitner, Bernd Engel, Lars Kühl, Sebastian Lehnhoff1, Astrid Nieße, Johannes Rolink, Sven Rosinger, and Frank Schuldt; Energy Informatics and Electro Mobility ICT; March / 2021
Schwarz, Jan Sören and Elshinawy, Rami and Ramírez Acosta, Rebeca P. and Lehnhoff, Sebastian; Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management; 2021
Barsanti, Matteo and Schwarz, Jan Sören and Gérard Constantin, Lionel Guy and Kasturi, Pranay and Binder, Claudia R and Lehnhoff, Sebastian; Energy Informatics; 2021
Rami Elshinawy, Rebeca Ramirez Acosta, Jan Sören Schwarz and Sebastian Lehnhoff; Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH; 07 / 2020