Industry Energy Systems

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Fraunhofer IPA is a pioneer in smart grid technology for the supply of energy to industry. As an interface between research and industrial application, we are already implementing solutions and functionalities today that the public supply network would like to use in the future. In doing so, we do not just consider individual energy sources, but focus on optimizing the system as a whole. Only in this way can the quality and efficiency of the energy supply be ensured in the long term and brought into line with the logistical targets of production.

We help you to plan your energy system and to put it into operation as well as optimize it when it is up and running.

We develop systems which:

  • are adaptable and react quickly and automatically to changing conditions.
  • are predictive when it comes to applying operational data to the supply situation and even detecting potential failures.
  • are integrated, in the sense of real-time communication and control functions among energy carriers.
  • span the life cycle, in order to systematically support all phases from planning and design right through to commissioning and operation. 
  • are interactive, between customers and markets.
  • are optimized to maximize reliability, availability, efficiency and economic performance.
  • are safe from outside attacks and naturally occurring interruptions.

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Electrical Supply

Fraunhofer IPA sees the challenges of the turnaround in the energy policy as a chance to strengthen the competitiveness of industrial companies.


Smart Compressed Air Systems

Subject to the ongoing advance of digitization in industry, the existing efficiency potential of smart compressed air systems can be exploited and significant cost savings made.


Heating and Cooling

The progress of the energy turnaround poses new challenges for the manufacturing industry and energy supply companies. The balance between energy consumption and generation must be ensured at all times. Electricity prices and uncertainty about future energy price developments are rising. In addition, the aspect of climate neutrality is becoming increasingly important.

Further information

Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production (EEP) at the University of Stuttgart