Energy System Analysis


Due to the phase-out of nuclear power and the extension of renewable energy sources the Bavarian electric energy system is faced with great challenges. In the project Energy System Analysis Bavaria a hybrid simulation model for the energy transition in Bavaria is developed. The simulation of different scenarios enables us to analyze the impact of different options on the electricity generation balance, the electricity consumption and the environment. For this purpose we model the most important components along the energy chain (supply, transportation, demand). A main area is the modeling of fluctuating renewable energy sources, such as wind or solar energy, in order to investigate the interaction of conventional power plants, storages and the electricity demand.

  • Keywords: Energy System Modeling, Renewable Energy Sources, Simulation
  • Project Period: 2012-03-01 - 2016-06-30

Project Members

Sponsored by

  • Allgäuer Überlandwerke GmbH
  • Areva NP GmbH
  • BayWa (RENERCO AG)
  • E.ON AG
  • infra Fürth GmbH
  • Kraftanlagen München GmbH
  • OMV Power International
  • OSTWIND Verwaltungsgemeinschaft mbH
  • Siemens AG
  • SWU Energie GmbH
  • Tennet TSO GmbH
  • ThüGa AG
  • Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie

Involved institutions

  • Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsmathematik
  • Lehrstuhl für Elektrische Energiesysteme
  1. Marco Pruckner, "Ein Simulationsmodell für den Energieumstieg in Bayern," Erlangen, pp. 206, 2015
  2. Peter Bazan, Marco Pruckner, David Steber and Reinhard German, "Hierarchical Simulation of the German Energy System and Houses with PV and Storage Systems," D.A.CH. Energieinformatik 2015, Karlsruhe, Germany, November 2015
  3. Marco Pruckner and Reinhard German, "Modeling and Simulation of Electricity Generated by Renewable Energy Sources for Complex Energy Systems," Proceedings of the 47th Annual Simulation Symposium (ANSS '14), Tampa (USA), April 2014
  4. Marco Pruckner, Christoph Thurner, Alexander Martin and Reinhard German, "A Coupled Optimization and Simulation Model for the Energy Transition in Bavaria," Proceedings of the International Workshop on Demand Modeling and Quantitative Analysis of Future Generation Energy Networks and Energy Efficient Systems, Bamberg, Germany, March 2014
  5. Abdalkarim Awad, Marco Pruckner, Peter Bazan and Reinhard German, "On the Profit Enhancement and State Estimation Services in the Smart Grid," Proceedings of the IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, Washington DC/USA, pp. 1-5, February 2014  
  6. Marco Pruckner, Gaby Seifert, Matthias Luther and Reinhard German, "Gekoppeltes Energiesystemmodell für den Energieumstieg in Bayern," 13. Symposium Energieinnovation, Graz, February 2014
  7. Marco Pruckner, David Eckhoff and Reinhard German, "Modeling Country-Scale Electricity Demand Profiles," Winter Simulation Conference (WSC '14), Savannah, GA, USA, pp. 1084-1095, December 2014  
  8. Marco Pruckner and Reinhard German, "A Hybrid Simulation Model for Large-Scaled Electricity Generation Systems," Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference, Washington DC, USA, December 2013
  9. Marco Pruckner and Reinhard German, "A Simulation Model to Analyze the Residual Load During the Extension of Highly Fluctuating Renewables in Bavaria, Germany," Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2013
  10. Klaus Hassmann, Marco Pruckner and Reinhard German, "Ein Energiesystemmodell für Bayern - Ratgeber und Werkzeug zur Steuerung der Energiewende," in BWK - Das Energie-Fachmagazin vol. 1/2-2013 (1/2), pp. 62-69., 2013
  11. Marco Pruckner and Reinhard German, "An Approach of a Simulation Model to Analyze the Future Energy Balance of Bavaria," Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Technology, Economics and Policies, Nuremberg, Germany, December 2012
  12. Marco Pruckner, Peter Bazan and Reinhard German, "Towards a simulation model of the Bavarian electrical energy system," INFORMATIK 2012, Smart Grid Wshp., Braunschweig, September 2012