FEN Forschungsverbund Energie Niedersachsen


The fast-growing share of distributed energy generation in the total production is a highly topical challenge concerning the organization, control, prognosis and optimization of decentralized energy generation. The pooling of many decentralized producers to so-called virtual plants is the focus of recent scientific discussions.


For this reason OFFIS participates in the "Forschungsverbund Energie Niedersachsen (FEN)" project funded by the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture. FEN is composed of several universities and research institutions from all over Lower Saxony. Each project partner deals with a different task in the field of decentralized energy production. The project's mission is to investigate outstanding questions in the following areas:


- Power conditioning and storage

- Energy management and control

- Decentralized power generation, combined heat, cold and power

- Grid stability


The FEN project is divided into thirteen sub-projects. Sub-project 2 is carried out by the University of Oldenburg. Its goal is to design and analyze a control system for a cluster of decentralized energy systems. Sub-projects 1 and 6 are being handled by OFFIS. The mission of the former is the simulation of generation concepts and grid structures. The concern of the latter is the utilization of household appliances for load-shifting measures.

Einsatz thermischer Speichergeräte zum Lastausgleich

Lünsdorf, Ontje and Sonnenschein, Michael; 10 / 2011

Field Test of Grid oriented chp micro units for the domestic energy supply

Bunk, Marcus and Korte, Mario and Kurrat, Michael and Nebel, Wolfgang; Proccedings of the 21st International Conference on Electricity Distribution CIRED; 006 / 2011

Möglichkeiten einer netzorientierten Betriebsweise zur weiteren Integration dezentraler Energieumwandlung auf Verteilnetzebene

Lünsdorf, Ontje and Sonnenschein, Michael and Mohrmann, Michael and Hofmann, Lutz and Gronstedt, Phillip and Kurrat, Michael; 10 / 2011

Simulation von Erzeugungskonzepten und Netzstrukturen

Tröschel, Martin and Nieße, Astrid and Appelrath, H.-Jürgen; Tagungsband des 2. Statusseminars des FEN; 10 / 2011

A pooling based load shift strategy for household appliances

Lünsdorf, Ontje and Sonnenschein, Michael; Integration of Environmental Information in Europe - 24th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection; 10 / 2010

Communication and Control of Electric Vehicles - A Market Overview in the Frame of the Initiative ELAN 2020

Bukvic-Schäfer, Aleksandra and Bülo, Thorsten and Degner, Thomas and Landau, Markus and Mayer, Christoph and Nieße, Astrid and Schlägl, Florian and Staschus, Konstantin and Tröschel, Martin and Weidelt, Tobias; Smart Grids and Mobility; 07 / 2009

Entwurf, Analyse und Einsatz verteilter Energiesteuersysteme

Korte, Mario and Nebel, Wolfgang; Tagungsband zum 3. Symposium des FEN; 009 / 2009


Beer, Sebastian and Tröschel, Martin; Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering; 05 / 2009

Optimierte Produktauswahl und adaptive Reorganisation in dynamischen Virtuellen Kraftwerken

Tröschel, Martin and Wissing, Carsten and Nieße, Astrid; Tagungsband zum 3. Statusseminar des FEN; 09 / 2009

Towards Reactive Scheduling for Large-Scale Virtual Power Plants

Tröschel, Martin and Appelrath, Hans-Jürgen; Proceedings der MATES 2009; 09 / 2009

Betriebsstrategien zur Integration von Mikro-KWK-Anlagen der Hausenergieversorgung in das elektrische Versorgungsnetz

Pielke, Magnus and Tröschel, Martin and Kurrat, Michael and Appelrath, Hans-Jürgen; Tagungsband des Internationalen ETG-Kongress; 01 / 2008

Dynamischer Aufbau Virtueller Kraftwerke

Nieße, Astrid and Tröschel, Martin and Appelrath, H.-Jürgen; Tagungsband zum 2. Statusseminar des FEN; 05 / 2008

C-based System Development of Asynchronous Distributed Systems

Korte, Mario and Slomka, Frank; Proceedings of the Forum on Design Languages; 009 / 2007

Koordination dezentraler Kraft-Wärme-Kopplungsanlagen für die Verwendung einer netzorientierten Betriebsweise im Verbund

Korte, Mario and Tröschel, Martin and Schulz, Christian and Pielke, Magnus and Kurrat, Micheal and Slomka, Frank; Tagungsband zum ETG-Kongress 2007; 10 / 2007

Koordination dezentraler Kraft-Wärme-Kopplungsanlagen für die Verwendung einer netzorientierten Betriebsweise im Verbund

Korte, Mario and Tröschel, Martin and Schulz, Christian and Pielke, Magnus and Kurrat, Michael and Slomka, Frank; ETG-Kongress 2007; 05 / 2007

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
FH Hannover
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
TU Braunschweig
TU Clausthal


Start: 31.03.2006
End: 30.03.2011

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