Smart City Mannheim (moma) project yields results

Our field tests showed that customers react to price signals. Customers accepted variable tariffs and recognised their cost advantages. Depending on whether the price was high or low, energy consumption was influenced substantially. To be able to show how the customers react, we tested price-elasticity (the flexible relationship between price change and behaviour changes).

Customers had an average price-elasticity of between ten and eighteen percent, up to a maximum of 35% in the evenings.

Explore more about the results in the project video.

moma project results video

The cellular grid architecture of moma has been proven in practice. It guarantees high availability of data in the system. Voltage regulation through intelligent energy management enabled integration of renewables within distribution grid cells.

Energy transition (The Energiewende) towards renewables is a major social project in Germany, which the population, companies, utilities and municipal authorities can participate in and benefit from.

Presentation of moma results at the final conference at MVV Energie

Which components are implemented in the moma smart grid?

moma is one of the E-Energy research projects funded by the federal ministry. In moma we worked to transition a conventional power grid to a smart grid. The goal was to show that smart grids can ensure security of energy supply (including renewables) and grid stability with ICT technology.

Key findings:

  • Short transport distances help to minimize grid losses.
  • A powerful communication infrastructurebroadband powerline enables realtime data transmission over the power grid itself.
  • Real time information about consumption and production allows intelligent network control for utilities and distribution network operators.
  • The power grid can be balanced through demand side management.

Learn more about Smart City Mannheim in the video!

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