Battery Grid Integration and Storage System Analysis

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The international power systems are transforming at an unprecedented pace. Rapidly increasing shares of renewable energies have already significantly reduced Germany's dependence on fossil fuels and enabled a worldwide unique phase out of nuclear energy. However, the energy transition also poses new challenges for the electricity grids – new flexibilities are needed to guarantee a stable and cost-efficient operation.

The research section “Grid Integration and Storage System Analysis” develops an in-depth understanding of the many benefits that storage systems can offer in modern power grids and provides economic solutions to supply growing flexibility demands. A team of more than 20 full-time scientists and engineers supplements comprehensive battery knowledge with a detailed understanding of energy markets and storage applications in order to develop cost-effective storage system design and find optimal operating strategies. Hence, maximum lifetime and minimal overall lifecycle costs can be achieved.


Research Focus

  • PV storage systems in private and commercial buildings
  • Power-to-X applications, combining electrical, thermal and mobility sector
  • Optimal charging strategies for electric vehicles
  • Using storage systems to optimize industrial processes
  • Design, setup and operation of utility-scale storage systems
  • Grid effects of decentralized storage systems
  • Rural electrification
  • Analysis of future power systems
  • Studies regarding the market and technology development of storage systems
  • Circular Economy


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Sebastian Zurmühlen

Head of Section Battery Grid Integration and Storage System Analysis


+49 241 80 49368