Complex Energy Systems

Excellent applied research requires well-grounded scientific fundamentals which need to be developed in time to be prepared for new paths.

The experts of the research team “Complex Energy Systems” elaborate methods for modeling and optimizing highly complex energy systems.

This requires a consistent theory with flexible system boundaries that unifies the following domains:

  • Continuous aspects (e.g. energy infrastructure of generation, transport/distribution and demand)
  • Discrete aspects (e.g. information technology like distributed digital control and communication)
  • Behavioral aspects (e.g. roles, rules and agents on markets, game theory)
  • Statistical aspects (e.g. the weather or aggregated user behavior)

The gained findings lead to important research questions and potential solutions in the area of future energy systems.