EDCSproof - Enery Demand Control System PROcess For Industrial low Temperature Systems

EDCSproof is the keyword for "Energy Demand Control System PROcess Optimization For industrial low temperature systems" and is a development of a control concept for industrial energy supply systems.

Project Description

The increasing integration of renewables into the electricity grid leads to increasingly fluctuating supply, demanding increasingly flexible consumers (demand-side management), especially in the energy-intensive industry. The primary outcome of the project EDCSproof is a predictive, holistic, and reconfigurable control concept for industrial energy supply systems. The control system identifies and utilizes flexibilities in the energy system to turn the industrial plant into a flexible consumer in electric grids.

The core of the control system is a two-layer model predictive controller utilizing production plans, weather predictions, and price predictions to optimize the plants' energy supply. Further, the control system includes a user-friendly human-machine interface for efficient input of production plans, visualization of current and predicted plant states and possible intervention by operators and managers. An observer is integrated into the energy supply system to estimate the current status of the energy supply system.

During the project EDCSproof, the control concept was designed and tested in the laboratory. In the ongoing follow-up project Industry4Redispatch, the control concept is implemented in three industrial plants.

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EDCSproof - Optimization for industrial low temperature systems