Research & Development

The 100% energy transition is a generational task for our society. 

FENECON is actively involved in research and development projects. In this way, we also shape the "Energy Journey" of our customers - for at least the next 20 years. Take a relaxed view of the massive changes in the energy world. With our future-oriented platform, you too will be optimally prepared for your 100% energy journeyGER .

Duration: 01.01.2022 - 31.12.2024

OMEI - Open Mobility Electrical Infrastructure 

Data-based concept for a holistic solution approach for sustainable electric charging infrastructure

The goal of the research project is to realize a holistic solution approach for sustainable electric charging infrastructure based on a data-driven concept.
The project goal is also to create a freely available data and tool basis for the planning and optimization of fast charging infrastructures. Here, regional renewable energy is integrated with sustainable energy storage in a common concept for charging infrastructures. In addition, a concept and framework for an intelligent bidirectional use of electric vehicle storage will be created.

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Two demonstration systems (fast charging station and hybrid energy storage) are used to collect and integrate charging, user, energy and traffic data. This will be used to develop location-independent operating strategies and economic models for fast charging stations. Technical and economic concepts for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and vehicle-to-home (V2H) use are being developed with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) on the basis of another demonstration system with a bidirectional charging station. Selected partners from industry and research are participating in the OMEI project. In addition to FENECON, the consortium includes the companies Cerq (JenaBatteries GmbH), HEITEC AG, Mer Germany GmbH, Technagon GmbH, DiMIS, EVG Stromnetz, EVG Energie pro Vita Genossenschaft eG and Ilzer Land, as well as the research institutions Landshut University of Applied Sciences (HAW) with theTechnology Center Energy (TZE) and the University of Passau with the Chair of Distributed Information Systems and FORWiSS.

Project Objectives:

  • Site optimization
  • Low network load
  • Sustainable energy supply
  • Open Data
  • Sustainable mobility

Duration: 01.02.2021 - 31.01.2024

CCP - CrossChargePoint

Multifunctional e-charging stations: Added value through more functions

The research project "CrossChargePoint" investigates possibilities for charging stations with added value for users, cities, municipalities and operator organizations. The aim is to support rural areas in particular in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

E- charging stations could theoretically do much more than just charge e-vehicles. They could be valuable building blocks in a region's energy management by additionally being used as energy storage: In the event of excessive energy supply,GER the energy could be converted by electrolysis and power-to-gas to also fuel gas- or hydrogen-powered vehicles.

With CrossChargePoint, a decentralized intermediate energy storage network could be created at the charging stations, analogous to large pumped storage power plants. On the one hand, this could supply traffic with alternative fuels - electricity, gas, hydrogen - and on the other hand, support the local power grid. Fluctuations in supply and demand in the local power grid would thus be better absorbed.

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Regional requirements for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

The research work takes into account special requirements of different regions due to different geographical, climatic and economic conditions. Especially in rural areas with low population density and limited grid capacity, the development of alternative fuel infrastructures is challenging. Economic viability is often questionable when supply needs are limited to a few hours per week.

Technological challenges
In the research project, the technological concept of a "CrossChargePoint" is being developed. The "CrossChargePoint" combines fast charging capabilities with energy generation, energy carrier conversion and storage functions. For this purpose, the project partners are developing a system architecture as well as the infrastructure for data and information exchange for a regional energy management system. Interdependencies that arise between the ICT system, the electrical grid and the transport sector are also taken into account.

The CCP project involves selected partners from industry and research, including Deggendorf Institute of Technolgogy (Germany), AVL List (Austria), Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria), FENECON GmbH(Germany), Urban Software Institute GmbH(Germany), HyCentA Research GmbH (Austria), ASKI Industrie-Elektronik GmbH(Austria), Livolt Ltd (Israel), Yeruham Local Council (Israel), Energie Kompass GmbH (Austria) and Bwv its GmbH (Switzerland).

OpenEMS - Open Source Energy Management System

OpenEMS is a modular platform for energy management applications. The system wasGER developed to control, monitor and integrate energy storage systems with renewable energy generators and complementary devices and services. The software is published as open source.

The source code is available at openems.io.

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Completed research projects

easy-resThe EASY-RES project will explore how to maintain security of supply of electrical energy as power generation shifts from conventional power plants to 100% renewables. This shift will also have a major impact on the environment and contribute to solving global climate and energy challenges. The EASY-RES project involves selected partners from six EU countries. In addition to FENECON, the consortium includes five universities (Passau, Thessaloniki, Seville, Delft and Lancaster), three energy suppliers (Stadtwerke Landau a. d. Isar, Stadtwerk Hassfurt and Elektro Gorenjska from Slovakia), the network operator ADMIE from Greece and the Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern. FENECON will contribute technical expertise on battery behavior under steady-state and transient conditions and on control algorithms. In addition, we will participate in the development of new system services through storage systems and provide the necessary storage devices in the laboratory tests. The open source energy management OpenEMS (www.openems.io) initiated by FENECON will serve as the basis for the energy management and will be further developed within the project.

You can find more information at easyres-project.eu/.
memapThe core objective of the MEMAP project is to develop and test an open aggregation platform. The platform is intended to interconnect several buildingsGER or their local EMS in order to exploit synergy effects of the different demand and production profiles. Users shall be involved in this process by means of intuitive user interfaces. A simulation framework for testing the platform will be extended to support the complex planning process. The MEMAP project relies on the use of the established Building Information Model (BIM) standard. In addition to FENECON, the companies Holsten Systems GmbH , Sauter-Cumulus GmbH , IBDM GmbH and the research institutions fortiss GmbH, TUM MSE Energy Efficient and Smart Cities and the Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern are involved in the MEMAP project. FENECON contributes experience in project development and implementation as well as virtual power plants. FENECON participates in the elaboration of the requirement, development and evaluation of business models, system analysis and development of the software platform.

You can find more information at memap project.GER/.
S6ETThe interdisciplinary project S6ET focuses on the integration of energy storage systems in decentralized supply concepts. The goal of the project is to develop a spatiotemporal and network model that makes it possible to search for optimal locations for different storage solutions (for electricity, heat and gas) and to make them available via a browser application. S6ET follows a regional, decentralized approach and tries to contribute to the further shaping of the energy futureGER in the direction of sustainability through the results. 
DirectPVThe goal of the project is to supply electric vehicles directly and highly efficiently with self-generated solar power throughout the year (summer and winter) in order to mitigate or ideally completely avoid the extreme loads on the public power grid that arise during private charging. Technically, the direct use of solar power is already possible, but the current solutions are only efficient when the sun is shining strongly in summer. When solar radiation is weak (winter, cloudy skies), charging efficiency drops to 35% in some cases, which means that two-thirds of the already low solar power generation is converted unused into heat in this weather. The research project aims to solve this problem with specially developed power electronics. 
2nd life battery storageThe aim of this project is the development of a controlling and maintenance system to delay non-linear aging processes of 2nd-life batteries in stationary storage systems in order to enable an economically interesting application of these systems due to the extended utilization time. Within the scope of the project, a hybrid storage prototype will be created from a combination of 1st- and 2nd-life traction battery packs from electric vehicles. In addition to FENECON, the partners include the company BEDM GmbH and the Technology Center Energy (TZE) of the Landshut University of Applied Sciences. FENECON is responsible for developing the system integration of the traction batteries, including the intelligent and flexible power electronics of the 2nd life hybrid storage system. Following this research project, FENECON aims to commercialize this storage solution including the associated service. After more than 2 years of intensive research and development together with our partners, we were able to successfully bring the project results into the field as part of our award-winning Industrial product line. 

busyDistributed electricity storage systems can make a major contribution to the energy transition. However, the currently used modes of operation mostly only offer naive strategies that exclusively consider the momentary situation behind the electricity meter. The aim of the project is to unlock the great potential of storage systems for both the end user and the distribution system operator (DSO) through integrated business models. To this end, innovative charging and discharging algorithms will be developed to optimize the self-use of solar energy and the control of variable loads. "Pooling" of distributed storage flexibility will also enable participation in the energy market. In addition, an open-data platform for anonymized energy data will be created to make it publicly available for research purposes. The basis of the project is the open-source energy management system OpenEMS (www.openems.io), which is being further developed as part of the project.

BloGPVBloGPV has set itself the goal of enabling the economic operation of photovoltaic systems in a post-EEG situation. As part of the Smart Service World II, many decentralized battery storage systems are to be combined into a virtual large-scale storage system using blockchain technology. A decentralized storage management with the connection of value-added services as well as the creation of suitable balancing and billing models should enable an economic operation of PV systems without feed-in tariffs and thus make a significant contribution to the energy turnaroundGER . FENECON is working on this with the project partners German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Discovergy, enercity and the TU Berlin together. 

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You can find more information at blogpv.net.