The basis of the collaborative project FOREnergy is a basic understanding of the energy profiles in the factory. For such an understanding a holistic transparency in terms of energy requirements, energy fluctuations and flexible control approaches of energy are necessary. Currently the industry is usually not able to represent this transparent state of knowledge. Factories that are energetically monitored at installation level, are still an exception. In addition, energy flexibilities of existing facilities and equipment are often unknown.
The objective of the subproject 1 on which the FAPS is involved is to create this transparency. First, particularly energy-intensive and -variable areas should be identified in the companies. In the second step energy profiles of these areas will be created. The resulting energy models represent the basis for the control of energy demand of the relevant production areas. Additional an online measurement concept is developed, which will ensure the permanent transparency in production.