E-Energy – Smart Grids made in Germany
New solutions for the Internet of Energy
E-Energy is a programme funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) in an inter-ministerial 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. Politics and Industry must work hand in hand to secure an economical and environmentally compatible supply of power for all public and private sectors.
Previously there was little common ground between energy efficiency and information technology – a state of affairs which is set to change. The objective is to create an “Internet of Energy”. The BMWi coined the phrase “E-Energy” for this field of innovation.
Internet of Energy
As in the case of E-Commerce or E-Government, the term stands for comprehensive digital networking and optimisation of the energy supply system, encompassing everything from generation and distribution, up to consumption. The project will ensure more effective utilisation of the existing supply infrastructure, expand the use of renewable energy resources and reduce CO2 emissions.
PPC’s real-time communications platform was selected for the German Smart Grid beacon project ‘E-Energy’. PPC’s broadband powerline technology is the optimal solution for this programme.