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The regional and social impact of energy flexible factories

 
: Unterberger, Eric; Buhl, Hans Ulrich; Häfner, Lukas; Keller, Fabian; Keller, Robert; Ober, Steffi; Paulick-Thiel, Caroline; Reinhart, Gunther; Schöpf, Michael; Simon, Peter

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Procedia manufacturing 21 (2018), S.468-475
ISSN: 2351-9789
Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing (GCSM) <15, 2017, Haifa>
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz, Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer FIT ()
Fraunhofer IGCV ()
energy flexibility; model region; trandisziplinary research; design thinking

Abstract
The change of electricity supply from conventional to renewable energy sources is a challenge for the whole society. This transition causes an increase of volatility in electricity supply and therefore threatens both, grid stability and, also, electricity price stability. Besides cost-intensive countermeasures such as grid expansions and power-to-X storage technology, the incentivized change in electricity use (energy demand flexibility) is a promising approach. Today, when it comes to production matters, energy is considered as a resource which is immediately available on demand. In contrast, future scenarios draw a picture, in which electric energy will become a resource that requires planning and control. Energy flexible factories will be an important part of our society with an important ecological and social impact. The paper presents a transdisciplinary approach to shape a sustainable electricity supply in the discourse with regional stakeholders from a technical, ecological and social background.

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