Energy Storage Systems for Smart Grids

Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF

Large storage systems for electricity will play an important role in a secure energy supply in the future. They will store energy from renewable sources and will be instrumental in stabilizing grids or systematically supply consumers.

The Fraunhofer IFF is also researching new methods for a viable energy supply. It develops smart energy management systems for companies and designs solutions that will utilize volatile energies from such sources as sun and wind dependably in future grids.

Supported by the South Korean company SK Innovation, the Fraunhofer IFF will be working in the future on ways to integrate energy storage systems reliably in smart grids and to safeguard companies’ power supply. The two parties signed a cooperation agreement in Magdeburg on June 26, 2014. The official opening of one of the largest battery systems in Germany marks the start. Among other things, the Fraunhofer IFF will be using the one-megawatt storage system to develop and test control systems for smart grids.

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