Today, electricity is not only generated from traditional energy suppliers but also from local plants that generate electricity from renewable sources or CHP plants. So, theoretically, solar systems can often cover substantial part of their needs. But in practice, supply and demand do often not match which leads to considerable expense in energy management, significant power grid load and high costs.
The project lokSMART Jetzt!2 aims at providing solutions for self-sufficient energy management in the local area in order to reduce the burden in the energy management and in order to save costs. Consequently, differences between actual need and actually generated power should be offset by electric buffer memory, the integration of electric vehicles and the smart control of large consumers. A focus is set on possible low-loss and more efficient charging and storage technology to boost the share of own use.
The project includes the coordination of locally produced energy from photovoltaic and combined heat and power systems for charging electric vehicles. E-vehicles should also be used as mobile buffer storage. The load control with locally produced energy is coupled in energy management. The project results should be useful for both, households and businesses.