FLEX4FACT Use Case visits in Italy, Germany, Spain and Norway

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In October and in November 2022 the visits of the production sites of the practice partners of the EU-funded research project FLEX4FACT took place. The visited use cases include five energy-intensive, producing industry companies that are distributed over northern and southern Europe and are located in Italy, Germany, Spain and Norway. RWTH Aachen University was represented by Kai Derzsi for EBC and Sonja Herzogenrath for E3D.

Within the scope of the FLEX4FACT project energy flexibility potentials of the industry sector are being identified and exploited for load shifting. Therefore production processes are being digitized and methods for planning of local energy systems, demand side management and energy flow oriented optimized production scheduling are being developed. The solutions will be integrated into a modular digital platform and demonstrated on the industrial use case sites of different company size, lines of business and geographical boundary conditions.

The project involves 23 partners from research and industry from four European countries.

The RWTH institutes EBC and E3D contribute to the analysis of synergies between production processes and building energy load by modelling and simulating building energy systems in the industrial context.

We are looking forward to the constructive cooperation across borders.