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 behaviour (e. g. e-mobility) and much more. 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 decentralised 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 "Simulation and Agents in Multiple Domains" (SAM) 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.
A complex energy system makes it difficult to control the energy supply centrally, since bottlenecks can be eliminated in many ways, but it is also difficult to predict the consequences. For this reason, the SAM group is also focusing on the investigation of self-organized ICT systems based on multi-agent systems. Novel concepts for the interaction of software agents are researched and analyzed with regard to their system integration. Simulation plays a major role in checking the usability of agents in interdisciplinary energy systems.
Steinbrink, Cornelius and Blank-Babazadeh, Marita and El-Ama, André and Holly, Stefanie and Lüers, Bengt and Nebel-Wenner, Marvin and Ramírez Acosta, Rebeca P. and Raub, Thomas and Schwarz, Jan Sören and Stark, Sanja and Nieße, Astrid and Lehnhoff, Sebastian; Applied Sciences; 2019
J. S. Schwarz and C. Steinbrink and S. Lehnhoff; 2019 7th Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (MSCPES); April / 2019
Schwarz, Jan Sören and Witt, Tobias and Nieße, Astrid and Geldermann, Jutta and Lehnhoff, Sebastian and Sonnenschein, Michael; Smart Cities, Green Technologies, and Intelligent Transport Systems; 2019
Marita Blank, Christoph Blaufuß, Markus Glötzel, Julien Minnemann, Marvin Nebel-Wenner, Astrid Nieße, FrankPothen, Christian Reinhold, Jan Sören Schwarz, Katharina Stahlecker, Farina Wille, TobiasWitt, Frank Eggert, Bernd Engel, Jutta Geldermann, Lutz Hofmann, Michael Hübler, Sebastian Lehnhoff, Niko Paech, Michael Sonnenschein; Juni / 2019
Arjen A. van der Meer, Cornelius Steinbrink, Kai Heussen, Daniel E. Morales Bondy, Merkebu Z. Degefa, Filip Pröstl Andrén, Thomas I. Strasser, Sebastian Lehnhoff, Peter Palensky; 2018 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (MSCPES); 2018
Steinbrink, Cornelius and Schlogl, Florian and Babazadeh, Davood and Lehnhoff, Sebastian and Rohjans, Sebastian and Narayan, Anand; 2018 IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCON 2018; June / 2018
Cornelius Steinbrink, Christian Köhler, Marius Siemonsmeier, Thorsten van Ellen; Proceedings of the 7th DACH+ Conference on Energy Informatics; Oktober / 2018
Jan Sören Schwarz, Sebastian Lehnhoff; Proceedings of the EKAW 2018 Posters and Demonstrations Session (EKAW-PD 2018), Nancy, France, November 12-16, 2018.; 11 / 2018
Grahn, Pontus and Briggner, Viktor and Johansson, Linus and Babazadeh, Davood and Nordström, Lars; IEEE International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, (ISGT Europe 2017); 2017