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Minimum Emission Regions

Contact: Hartmut Schmeck, Daniel Pathmaperuma


Project Status: completed


The precept of the research project MEREGIO (Minimum Emission Regions) is to meet the claim for more efficient decentralized energy systems by integrating advanced information and communication technology (ICT) into all stages of the energy supply chain. Centerpiece of this project is a marketplace which is coupled to the technical energy infrastructure by a powerful and lawful ICT infrastructure and which enables an efficient and transparent coordination of energy supply, energy demand and services. The developed techno-economic concepts will be tested within a pilot project in the Karlsruhe/Stuttgart area. Additionally, further research participants will be connected to the model area by means of a grid simulation. Hereby, it is possible to evaluate the impacts of enhanced use of ICT on varying area structures and states of the power grid. In order to assess the effectiveness of the package of measures, a "Minimum Emission" certification for regions will be developed and applied to the model region. This is intended as a tool to communicate - with a high level of visibility to the outside world - the effectiveness of regional concepts for improved energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. MEREGIO is funded by the E-Energy program. "E-Energy: ICT-based Energy System of the Future" is a new support and funding priority undertaken by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) as part of the technology policy of the Federal Government.

Involved Persons
Christian Hirsch, Andreas Kamper, Hartmut Schmeck, Daniel Pathmaperuma


from: 1 Oktober 2008
until: 30 September 2012
Funding: BMWi
Predecessing Project: SESAM


ABB AGEnBW AGIBM Deutschland GmbHSAP AGSystemplan GmbH

Research Group

Efficient Algorithms

Area of Research

Agent Systems, Electronic Markets, Business Models, Business Process Simulation, Machine Learning, Optimization, Energy Informatics

Publications Belonging to the Project
 - book
 - booklet
 - proceedings
 - phdthesis
 - techreport
 - deliverable
 - manual
 - misc
 - unpublished


Christian Hirsch, Lutz Hillemacher, Carsten Block, Alexander Schuller, Dominik Möst
Simulations in the Smart Grid Field Study MeRegio
Information Technology (it), 52, (2), pages 100--106, März, 2010

Andreas Kamper, Hartmut Schmeck
Adaptives verteiltes Lastmanagement in Bilanzkreisen.
Informatik-Spektrum, 35, (2), pages 102-111, April, 2012

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Ingo Mauser, Hartmut Schmeck
Tarife zur Flexibilisierung des Stromverbrauchs in Haushalten mit Energiemanagementsystemen
VDE-Kongress 2014 Smart Cities, VDE Verlag

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Christian Müller-Schloer, Hartmut Schmeck, Theo Ungerer
Organic Computing - A Paradigm Shift for Complex Systems
Birkhäuser, Juni, 2011

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Frank Eichinger, Daniel Pathmaperuma, Harald Vogt, Emmanuel Müller
Data Analysis Challenges in the Future Energy Domain
In Ting Yu, Nitesh Chawla, Simeon Simoff, Computational Intelligent Data Analysis for Sustainable Development, ch. 10, Taylor & Francis, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Series, London, Brighton, Basingstoke and Abingdon in the UK, New York and Philadelphia in the USA and Singapore and Melbourne in the Pacific Rim, 2012

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Florian Allerding, Christian Beilmann, Wolfgang Breh, Judith Bremer, Joachim Fuchs, Christian Gitte, Julian Hess, Christian Hirsch, Thomas Kohl, Simon Loskyll, Jörg Sauer, Susann Schäfer, Katharina Schätzler, Hartmut Schmeck, Thomas Schulenberg, Olaf Wollersheim, Karl-Friedrich Ziegahn, Birger Becker, Sebastian Gottwalt, Alexander Schuller
Die Weiterentwicklung der Energiewirtschaft in Baden-Württemberg bis 2025 unter Berücksichtigung der Liefer- und Preissicherheit
Studie im Auftrag der Baden-Württembergischer Industrie- und Handelskammertag, Januar, 2016

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