UserGRIDs

Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through Digital Energy Services

The number of innovation quarters is growing, which means that more and more research and industrial parks, but also office and residential quarters are realizing energy-related and sustainable goals. Digital energy services show great potential, especially in the planning, generation, distribution and consumption of energy.

What you should know

The innovation

New data processing options are leading to completely new approaches to designing smart energy systems using methods related to simulation, IoT platforms, machine learning, artificial intelligence and user integration. These will also be used to expand and transform the TU Graz Campus Inffeldgasse in the UserGRIDs project, so that it will develop into the innovation district INNOVATION DISTRICT INFFELD by 2030.

The aim of the project is to be able to operate the research and teaching campus of Graz University of Technology with minimal greenhouse gas emissions. The demonstration on the TU Graz campus uses 30 buildings with a gross floor area of ​​around 125.000 m2 to show how a complex energy system can be created despite different requirements and usage behavior as well as strongly fluctuating consumption and generation characteristics. In the course of the project, operators of complex energy systems and plants also benefit, as the use of complex energy services is tested and evaluated.

UserGRIDs

Advantages
of innovation

  • Customer and user-oriented development and operation of complex energy systems at district level

  • Further development of sustainability standards

  • Digital Energy Services using real-time data processing

We'll keep you up to date

Project status: "Ongoing until 2024"

Contact person: Mathias Schaffer

mathias.schaffer@e-steiermark.com

We shape the future

Support from Next-Incubator

As a subsidiary of Energie Steiermark, the next-incubator has in-depth know-how in the field of energy innovations. It is precisely with this expertise that the next-incubator accompanies the UserGRIDs research project.