E-Energy - Smart Grids made in Germany

A funding programme of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) in an interministerial partnership with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
Climate change, the rapid surge in energy demand and dwindling natural resources present Germany with major challenges in the field of energy supply. Industry and politics must work hand in hand in future to secure an economical and environmentally compatible supply of power for all public and private sectors.

Up to now, there has been little common ground between energy efficiency and information technology – a state of affairs which is now set to change. The current objective is to create an “Internet of Energy”. The BMWi has coined the phrase “E-Energy” for this new field of innovation. As in the case of E-Commerce or E-Government, the term stands for the comprehensive digital networking and optimization of the energy supply system, encompassing everything from generation and distribution right up to consumption. The project will ensure more effective utilization of the existing supply infrastructure, expand the use of renewable energy resources and reduce CO2 emissions.
PPC’s realtime communicationplattform was selected for the German Smart Grids beacon project ‘E-Energy’. PPC’s broadband powerline technology is the optimal solution for this project.

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