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Blockchain Lab and Blockchain introductory course

There are several power generation plants and flexible loads on the grounds of the Institute for Energy Economy and Application Technology of the Technical University of Munich, which are to be connected to a blockchain for research purposes. In the first step, two generation plants and one flexible load are integrated. OLI Systems GmbH provides the hardware for this and trains the users regarding installation and development of Smart Contracts.

Cellular energy management system

In the project C / sells – pictorially speaking – a cellular structured energy system based on the course of the sun from Bavaria in the east to Baden-Württemberg to Hesse in the northwest should be created. As part of this project, OLI links decentralized producers, stores and consumers with a distributed energy management system based on Ethereum (permissioned blockchain) within a real estate on behalf of WIRCON GmbH. The goal is to optimize the energy flows within the real estate based on the available information (forecast, market data, plant data). On the hardware side, there is a focus on integrating smart meters including a gateway into the blockchain. In addition, we analyze the potential to increase flexibility and to be able to track into the superior regional cells. For this purpose, external equipment is integrated into the blockchain via the company’s own backbone.


Allgäu Microgrid

In a neighborhood in Kempten, the Allgäuer Überlandwerk implements a blockchain pilot – the Allgäu Microgrid. For this, three prosumer households with photovoltaic systems and two consumption only households were connected to an Ethereum-based blockchain. The market mechanism based on smart contracts enables block-based P2P trading. On the retail side, an app is provided which displays the current consumption. Further, the app allows the customer to set preferences and purchase prices for electricity in P2P trading and shows the results of the market clearing. OLI Systems supplies the necessary software and hardware for control.

Guarantees of origin from a wind turbine

In a wind turbine of Examesh a blockchain gateway for transparent proof of origin was installed. OLI Systems GmbH provides the hardware developed in cooperation with Görlitz AG, supports the installation and integrates the system into a smart contract for proof of origin with quarter-hour accuracy. On the consumer side as well, a blockchain gateway was installed on a battery storage in order to record the consumption of the guarantees of origin. As infrastructure, the “Volta” or “Tobalaba” test block chain is used, which is operated as a precursor to the actual Energy Web Chain.


Blockchain-Pilot Ludwigshafen

Im Auftrag der Technischen Werke Ludwigshafen (TWL) entwickelt die OLI Systems GmbH einen Blockchainpiloten in Kooperation mit der Energy Web Foundation (EWF), einem weltweiten Blockchainkonsortium im Energiesektor. Ziel ist es, mehrere Energieanlagen über Smart Contracts anzusteuern und in einen blockchainbasiertes Microgrid zu integrieren. Der Pilot nutzt das „OLI Blockchain Lab“ und wird die technische Machbarkeit einer Blockchainlösung zur Steuerung und zum Monitoring von Energieflüssen demonstrieren.

K20 Industrial Park (Beijing SYS Science & Technology Co. LTD)

K20 is part of a sustainably designed industrial park in Beijing, which is currently under construction. Several buildings within the area are planned and built according to Passive House standards. OLI is used for optimizing self-consumption of electricity.

Combined Energy & Workflow Management in Hospitals

Together with OPASCA GmbH, OLI Systems develops and operates an energy management system which couples the management of patients with the operation of radiation therapy units. The system generates automated recommendations for action without compromising the quality of medical treatments. Energy expenses per patient can be reduced by more than 20%, the hospital can save around € 3.000 per year for each radiation therapy unit.

Research Project „DOSE“ – „Decentralized Open Source Energy Management in Properties”

Ecocity Qingdao

The Sino-German Ecopark is a pilot for a sustainable cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the People’s Republic of China. Within the project, China and Germany are co-operatively developing solutions for reducing carbon dioxide emissions within the energy system “City”. Most relevant are the areas “Buildings”, “Energy”, “Traffic”, “Water” and “Waste”, but also the overall planning and organization.

Asset-accurate billing with end customers

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