FlexElectricSteel – : Intraday Energy Management for Electric Steel Plants

  • Initial Situation
  • Fluctuating energy supply requires new approaches to energy flexibility also in the electric steel production sector
  • Determination of energy planning in production must be adapted to enable shorter response times, higher temporal resolution, accuracy and reliability in forecasting electricity demand
  • Links to the enterprise resource planning system in the company, among others, as well as adjustments in the automation and information levels are required
  • Electricity procurement through participation in continuous intraday trading should be optimized
  • Project goals
    • Electric steel mills should be enabled to have energy-flexible production in order to maximize the use of renewable energy in the industrial environment
  • Innovative approaches
    • Development of a new planning platform within the company taking into account production, maintenance, energy flow as well as production planning data
    • Use of historical, current, and forecast data with AI-powered tools for continuously adjusted, optimized energy reference planning
  • Potential benefits for industry
    • Demand-responsive energy planning enables economic optimization of energy procurement
    • Avoidance of peak loads, minimization of balancing energy, and future participation in the marketing of energy flexibility

Funding source: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (The joint project is a research project within the scope of the funded Kopernikus project SynErgie – Synchronized and Energy-Adaptive Production Technology for Flexible

Alignment to a Fluctuating Energy Supply)

Duration: 01.11.2019 – 31.10.2022

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