Energy and heat in supply
With the growing proportion of renewable energies, storage for electricity and heat is becoming increasingly important. Today, they are already among the essential elements if a steady and need-orientated supply is to be ensured. New applications such as e-mobility or private power supply for everyday life would be impossible without energy storage. Important research tasks include optimising storage for application and use on the market and increasing capacity, output and lifespan.
Security of supply – 24/7
The project Hydrogen Power Storage & Solutions East Germany - HYPOS for short, sponsored by the Federal Government, devotes itself to an important question related to the storage of energy. The consortium, which includes institutions from Saxony-Anhalt, seeks tangible answers to the question: how can hydrogen generation technologies be connected to the existing infrastructure of gas pipelines and storage? With Hypos, green chemistry can be gradually introduced and new opportunities for the Middle German Chemical Triangle can be created.
Research for optimal grid integration is in full flow in Saxony-Anhalt as well. One of Germany’s largest mobile storage units, with an output of 1 megawatt, is located at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF) in Magdeburg. Here, research is being done on the alignment of power capacity, as well as the control technology for the grids of the near future in order to ensure security of supply – 24/7.