LiLa - Living Lab Walldorf

Start and end dates: 
December, 2015 to December, 2018
Prevailing Stage of Development: 
Research & Development
Brief description and/or other information regarding the project: 
In the context of previous research activities around the process of transformation of the energy system, the project LiLa Walldorf impresses with its holistic, systemic nature: Not only the energy and communication technology systems and the operational processes and algorithms, but also the role model and the regulatory framework are themselves part of the management scope. This means that all system components are optimally matched to each other and interconnected. The large-scale practical evaluation of promising system designs involving the users form more unique features of the project LiLa. First, different scenarios are outlined, which differ in terms of the spatial distribution of the energy system to be considered. In this way, the particular relevance of technical grid constraints are taken into account. The extreme poles of these scenarios forms on one side of the local cell of all connected consumers and producers (prosumer) within a low-voltage grid and on the other side of the balance sheet of merger beyond the control zones. Subsequently innovative market role models and each of their corresponding redesign of the regulatory framework will be considered. One focus here are the possible new roles for flexibility marketers who develop, bundle and promote decentralized flexibilities. In parallel to this - initially free of known inhibitory regulatory restrictions - the concept of optimization approaches outlined the energy systems will take place. Already in an early phase of the project a continuous exchange between the development of optimization strategies and the design of compatible regulatory models will be established. The entry for the development of decentralized flexibility potential is the quarter-hourly registration of the electrical energy amount. The changes taking place during the project term regulatory developments and energy industry discussions are possibly addressed within the investigation The stronger assessment of the charges on the performance rather than the annual amount of electricity provides a starting point for the evolution of existing regulations. The variation of different parameters of the new fee system allows, the investigation energy economic impact and acceptance to determine optimal configurations for these scenarios. High dynamic grid charges, which are derived iteratively from the existing grid environment shows a significantly broader research approach. Similarly, the range of allocations (eg EEG apportionment) making a frame for the experimental extension of regulatory adjustments, although the EEG surcharge through the anticipated long-term phasing out. The newly developed regulatory systems are tested for a comprehensive evaluation by model-based simulations and brought in the case of promising results in the simulated Living Lab for use . The existing regulatory framework will remain in parallel , so that it is ensured that no participant is asked to worse in comparison . Therefore, the rules to be evaluated based on a district only fictitious and can have bonus payments result depending on behavior. The accompanying social scientific investigation is devoted to particular aspects of social acceptance and causation justice and social justice. The willingness of customers to participate in more flexible energy products is an object such studies.
Project full name: 
Simulation and field test of the transformation of the electricity market under different tariff, accounting and regulation systems
Countries involved: 
Project Main Application: 
Demand Response
With Smart Homes
With Aggregation
Includes Smart Metering
Integration of Distributed Generation and Storage
Includes Storage
Includes Smart Metering
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