Potential for load flexibilization and Increasing Energy Efficiency - How Breweries Can Make Optimal Use of Their load flexibility potential in the context of the energy turnaround

In order to defossilize the energy system, the development of operational potentials for load flexibility and energy efficiency increase is inevitable, because the use of renewable energies requires a significantly increased flexibility of the entire system, both on the supply and on the demand side, due to their fluctuating character.

Since in many cases smaller companies lack a systematic overview of the business potentials, the project BrewFlex aims to identify and quantify the potentials for load flexibilization and energy efficiency improvement from a technical and business perspective in small and mid-sized enterprises in the brewing industry.

The potentials are recorded and evaluated on the basis of essential, real measured process data. At the same time, the costs and revenues for operational adjustments to utilize the potentials are collected in order to evaluate their impact. The aim of the project is to produce an industry guide that transparently presents the potential survey as well as the evaluation methods developed during the project.

The BIMAQ is contributing to the method development by developing a web-based data collection tool that can be used to collect real load characteristics in breweries and consolidate them in a database. Standardized analysis algorithms are developed for the collected data, which enable comprehensive data visualizations to understand data correlations and potentials. The analysis and visualization tools can then be used to derive possible measures for load profile flexibility and energy efficiency improvement and to assess their energy efficiency and economic consequences.

Funding authority:Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Funding programme:IGF - Industrielle Gemeinschaftsforschung
Funding ID:22949 N
Project executing agency:AiF - German Federation of Industrial Research Associations