EnergieHafenWest: Higher-level generation and load management

In "EnergieHafenWest", a cross-sector, forecast-based commercial tenant electricity model is used whose higher-level generation and load management for the energy supply is implemented by AVAT.

The Stadtwerke Ludwigsburg-Kornwestheim (SWLB) public utility in cooperation with the Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) was able to succeed with an integrated project for decentralized energy supply. The Baden-Württemberg Ministry for the Environment, Climate and Energy provided 367,439 euros for the "EnergieHafenWest - commercial tenant power with cross-sector, forecast-optimized operation of heating, cooling and power generators and consumers” project.

"Werkzentrum West" is the name of the modern commercial area that was built on a former industrial zone in the western part of Ludwigsburg. Innovative companies such as Porsche Digital, Robert Bosch Start-Up, Deutsche Telekom and Rieber have set up shop on more than 4000 m² of land with the aim of developing and testing future technologies in a real-life laboratory, including the development of new mobility concepts such as autonomous driving and intelligent parking and the realization of Europe's first "digital kitchen" to demonstrate Gastronomy 4.0.

The innovative energy infrastructure, consisting of a CHP unit, heat pump, peak load boiler, thermal storage, photovoltaics and a district battery storage system ensures that the area is supplied with heat, cold and electricity. The generation and consumption of heat, cold and electricity as well as e-mobility are networked with one another and intelligently controlled within the smart grid. The locally generated, environmentally friendly electricity is marketed to the local companies and the charging stations provided on the site.

Read the complete press release of SWLB  here (German only).