Innovations for the energy transition
A major challenge for the energy supply arises from the fluctuating electricity production of wind power and photovoltaic plants. A stable supply system must be guaranteed even when the plants generate little or no electricity at the time. One contribution to the solution lies in adapting factories' power consumption to the fluctuating power generation by wind and sun. This innovative concept is now being tested in the Augsburg model region as part of the »SynErgie« project. The results are encouraging. The concept of the energy-flexible factory also works in practice - and even reduces CO2 emissions.