Research and Development

Innovative solutions for energy supply

Research and Development

Efficient, environmentally friendly and smart – these are the attributes that describe the energy supply of the future. Investments in Research and Development are essential in this regard. innogy engages in ongoing research into new technologies. At the same time, we are working on improving existing technologies and processes step by step.

Project „Smart Operator“

With a series of projects, innogy is investigating how intelligent distribution systems – so-called „smart grids“ – have to be built to meet all customer requirements while at the same time producing as few costs as possible. To achieve this aim, long-standing grid structures must be supplemented with intelligent technologies. innogy’s “Smart Operator” project for example is trialling distributed grid control in three demonstration grids located in Rhineland-Palatinate and Bavaria. The Smart Operator optimises power flows by monitoring and intelligently controlling innovative grid components, such as grid storage units, and intelligent facilities equipment.

Project “Innovative wind measuring buoys”

In the domain of offshore wind power, we are involved in the „Offshore Wind Accelerator“ initiative and are testing innovative wind measuring buoys at the Gwynt y Môr offshore location and off the Dutch coast. These will be used for accurately registering local wind conditions – an important prerequisite for the engineering, construction and optimised operation of new wind farms.