Smart Energy Living Lab @ fortiss

Smart Energy Living Lab @ fortiss

In this project, a real, self-balancing Smart Energy demonstrator will be developed, integrated into the fortiss office environment, which will include various classes of equipment from various areas of power engineering (eg EnOcean actuators and sensors, various smart meters (Ipswitch, Pac Sentron), photovoltaic system, solar batteries). For this demonstrator, a software is developed that monitors, and controls the connected devices, as well as it stores and analyzes all the signals and data sent by the devices. In addition, several mobile applications are being developed, which also make it possible to monitor and control the devices remotely. The collected data makes it possible to observe the energy flow of the demonstrator and with the integrated control system it is possible to adjust the energy consumption at any time, depending on how much energy is currently available.
Another goal of the demonstrator and its software is to connect it to other Smart Grid nodes (such as Smart Homes, Smart Production, E-Car batteries) to perform various experiments. To do this, an interface is developed to explore what data is needed to connect the various smart grid nodes together. If the nodes are connected, simulations are run in a second step to collect data for different scenarios that can occur in a smart grid.

Field of Innovation

  • Living
  • Work and Industry


  • Showroom  
  • User studies  
  • Co-Design  
  • User testing and Evaluation  


Contact Name: Dr. Markus Duchon

Guerickestraße 25
D-80805 München

Reference project

MEMAP: Multi-Energy Management and Aggregation Plattform

MEMAP: Multi-Energy Management and Aggregation Plattform

Building technology receives more and more attention in the last years to improve energy efficiency and save money. It is recognized as a significant driving factor to make the next step towards improved energy efficiency in Germany. Current buildings with energy supply technology, be it photovoltaics, solar thermic heat production, combined heat and power (CHP), heat pumps and also cooler equipment is installed with a larger capacity than required during the most time of the year. Consequently, the full potential is seldom used. Storage equipment for thermal energy and electric power increase the efficiency locally, but the dimensioning of the components is a difficult task. The architects and engineers often suggest solutions, which lead to overcapacities that are costly and cannot be used optimally during different times of the year. To improve the described state of practice, the MEMAP project tackles the challenge with two new approaches. Firstly, a Multi Energy Management and Aggregation Platform (MEMAP) is developed and evaluated in a real field test. Its goal is to improve the situation by exchanging non-used potentials in neighborhood areas. This involves information and communication technologies and the physical interconnection of the neighborhood.


Ref Period: 06.2017 - 05.2021

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