Fraunhofer Representative Office Beijing
Flexible power consumption with SynErgie: smart solutions for production facilities
Demonstrator equipment at Fraunhofer IGCV – here  a thermopackaging machine – shows how plant and associated machinery can be operated on an energy-adaptive basis.
© Fraunhofer IGCV

The volatile output of electricity from wind farms and photovoltaic plants can pose a headache for energy companies. This is because of the need to maintain a stable supply of power, even when such facilities are generating little or no electricity. Part of the solution to this problem is to adapt the power consumption of production plants to the fluctuating output. Researchers from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have now piloted this innovative concept in the Augsburg region.