Energy and raw material prices are rising as fossil energy sources are depleted. Making renewable energy resources utilizable has thus become a crucial issue of our day. This is accompanied by demands to utilize energy efficiently to cut costs in companies despite rising energy prices.
The Convergent Infrastructures Research Field develops innovative technologies that efficiently convert and sustainably supply energy. We do this by creating optimally closed energy cycles in production processes or by utilizing renewable energy resources in efficient conversion systems.
The increasing use of renewable energies is imposing additional demands on energy supply systems’ electrical and information technologies. We develop solutions for large-scale monitoring, control and protection of the smart grids of the future incorporating the generator, load and storage structures.
We implement solutions developed as pilot plants or applications in close collaboration with the manufacturing and energy sectors.
We run the Center of Excellence in Power Grids and Renewables together with Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg.