Kompetenzzentrum IT4Energy Gründung
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Fraunhofer FOKUS strengthens R&D for smart energy

News from Oct. 12, 2012

The recent change in the energy sector demands for innovative technologies. Especially for the future smart grids, demand and supply must be measured, predicted and distributed reasonably.

In the context of the integration of the three Fraunhofer Institutes FOKUS, FIRST and ISST-Berlin, the smart energy activities at FOKUS have been bundled within the new Competence Center “IT4ENERGY”.

IT4ENERGY develops and provides for its customers smart load management solutions, high-performance forecasting models and a comprehensive smart meter testing environment in order to technically facilitate a sustainable energy supply and energy usage.

The Competence Center is directed by Dr. Thomas Luckenbach (former head of Competence Center RESCON at FOKUS) and Dr. Armin Wolf (former Head of Department at Fraunhofer FIRST).