Packet-based Power Grids

The project aims to make the power grid fit for the futre in the context of the energy transmission. For this, we research a novel power grid paradigm: the Energy Packet Grid (EP Grid).

The EP Grid applies selected design principles of the Internet in the power grid. For example, the EP Grid is split into independent subnetworks, the EP cells, which organize themselves autonomously and are interconnected by EP routers. The participants of the EP Grid transfer energy in the form of energy packets.

The project is constituted by three primary institutes of the KIT: the Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics (IAI), the Institute of Electrical Engineering (ETI), and the Institute for Telematics. The interdisciplinary team unites the expertise of electrical engineering and informatics in order to realize such a project.