Project Meeting at the TZE

On October 26, 2022, a large project meeting of all working groups in the project took place at the TZE in Ruhstorf. [Linkedin Beitrag TZE: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6991648674049097728/ ]

Agenda

  • Overview of the research topics at the TZE
  • Organizational votes
  • Presentation of the current status of each working group
  • Discussion about ideas for challenging tasks
  • Laboratory tours at the TZE
  • Status meetings within the working groups
  • Simulation workshop

Summary:

In the OMEI project, work on electromobility for the future continues. First of all, it was very interesting for everyone involved which research areas are dealt with at the TZE and how this international research location of the THD Landshut in Ruhstorf was able to develop. The visit of the laboratories that followed later established the connection between theory and practice. The insight into the various storage systems offered the participants an overview of the state of the art and future possibilities.

A major main goal of the OMEI project is mobility in the electrical infrastructure, which will not be achieved without intelligent storage options.

The presentations of the status of the working groups were positive. On the one hand by adhering to the scheduled work steps, and on the other hand by the lively discussion of all those involved with regard to the upcoming challenges of the individual working groups.

The discussions that had started were then continued within the individual working groups. This meant that the respective work packages could be dealt in parallel with focus on each group itself.

Finally, in the afternoon, a simulation workshop was on the agenda. This clarified which components should be simulated and how the implementation of this simulation is planned. In the course of this, Federal Minister a. D. MdB Andreas Scheuer attended the event and inquired about the current activities and the overall status of the OMEI research project.

Below are some impressions of the agenda:

Participants:

  • Barbara Poisl
  • Robert Hahn
  • Reinhart Schwaiberger

 

  • Dr. Michael Niedermeier
  • Florian Himmelsbach

 

  • Dr. Wiem Fekih Hassen
  • Sascha Schiegg

 

  • Michael Hasenberger

 

  • Anna-Maria Krinner
  • Daniel Birkeneder

 

  • Erich Wellisch
  • Sebastian Schmid

 

  • Sebastian Schenk

 

Other participants were connected online to the status meeting and to the workshop.

Newspaper report: In the fast lane with e-mobility

An illustrious society from politics and science informed themselves about the OMEI project in the “Ilztalperle” outdoor pool. Among others, Vizelandrat Hans Koller, MdB Thomas Erndl, Bundesminister a. D. MdB Andreas Scheuer and Bezirksrat Josef Heisl jun.

11.08.2022

Original text is german. Following newspaper report is translated.

“Ilztalperle”: Energy is exchanged from the car to the power grid – MdB Scheuer informs himself

Perlesreut. At the invitation of the ILE Ilzer Land, politics and science met in the “Ilztalperle” inclusion pool to have the OMEI (Open Mobility Electrical Infrastructure) project presented. This is a holistic approach to the development of a sustainable electric charging infrastructure using the example of this heated swimming pool. The chairman of the ILE Ilzer Land association, Werner Weny, said that crises often have the potential for innovations.

With Smart City and OMEI, there are two innovative approaches with synergy potential for all ten fields of action in the ILE.

„No stone was left unturned“

During a tour, Bürgermeister Gerhard Poschinger presented the barrier-free swimming pool, which has an elevator and whose piping was completely rebuilt. “No stone was left unturned,” the Bürgermeister described. While public pools have to close again and again, something particularly innovative has emerged in Perlesreut. A total of 3.6 million euros was invested. There is also a health center in the building. This existing infrastructure now offers the ideal conditions for the 6.9 million euro OMEI project funded by the Federal Ministry for Digital Affairs and Transport. The inclusion pool is a selected demonstration site for the intelligent exchange of energy from the e-vehicle to the power grid or to the building. The building in the outdoor pool will be equipped with an AI-supported building control system. This optimizes the flow of energy from the PV system into the house – and also from the building into the electric cars connected to the charging station and back. This is intended to reduce the energy consumption of the building without reducing the comfort for guests.

At the kick-off, Werner Weny welcomed former Federal Minister MdB Andreas Scheuer, who had been very involved in this project, MdB Thomas Erndl, MdL Manfred Eibl, an important person with ideas for the ILE region, Bezirksrat Josef Heisl, recently a member of the business network of the Ilzer Landes, for the district of Passau Vizelandrat Hans Koller, from the OMEI project the project manager Prof. Karl-Heinz Pettinger with his team, from the V2H project team Prof. Tomas Sauer and the mayors of the Ilzer Land present. The Office for Rural Development, which could also be a multiplier, was represented by Ron Metzner, the OMEI project by the coordinator Michael Hasenberger with the project managers Lena Schandra and Katharina Hobelsberger. Matthias Obermeier, coordinator for the “Energy” field of action, was represented from the Nigl+Mader office.

E-vehicle can give back energy

Prof. Pettinger from the TH Landshut was impressed by the technical room of the “Ilztalperle” outdoor pool. This is a battery on four wheels. The e-vehicles are charged at the outdoor pool and, in turn, give their energy back when they are not being used. Data collection is also important. The professor advised promoting PV systems. Prof. Thomas Sauer described the system as so complex that it could no longer be controlled by hand. Andreas Scheuer also said that the planned control via AI applications was remarkable. Today you have to be open to technology. Scheuer regretted that we probably won’t be world champions in marketing anymore. The former federal minister described the OMEI project as “nothing’s crazy, it’s something very specific” that affects mobility and energy supply. “Here you can see that progress is happening every day,” praised the former Federal Minister and advised becoming a little more sober in the public debate.

MdL Manfred Eibl thanks for getting this project off the ground. Ilzer Land and TZ Energie stand for this. “We need to take action in these areas,” concluded Eibl.

Mayor Gerhard Poschinger then summarized the project. “Hardly anyone would have thought four years ago that we would still be standing in this public pool today”. Everything looks different today, but one shouldn’t always just look at the energy used, as there are often no alternatives. Efficient technology plays a major role here. Modern, intelligent measurement, control and regulation technology is of great importance, the mayor assured. A heated swimming pool often appears as pure luxury and is hardly imaginable in terms of profit. But with the joie de vivre and the gratitude of the inclusion guests in particular, one recognizes the need for such facilities. OMEI will now make a significant contribution to this. Through the different uses of this building one has gained a great deal of knowledge.

There was a snuff box for Scheuer

“Behind every project there is an initiator, dear Michael Hasenberger, thank you very much for your commitment,” said the mayor of one of the main people responsible. In addition to this project, Hasenberger has been working tirelessly as economic coordinator of the ILE Ilzer Land for years. He would like to thank the project manager for OMEI, Prof. Karl Heinz Pettinger, for the intensive support already during the application process. OMEI is a unique project that fits Perlesreut, which also has a lot of unique things to offer, in addition to the inclusion pool, a cigar factory and snuff. The mayor also thanked everyone else involved in the project. Andreas Scheuer, Karl-Heinz Pettinger and Tomas Sauer received a snuff box with a letter of “Schmaizler”.

From Josef Heisl

Newspaper report: Sustainability in e-mobility

Research project with university, university of Passau and regional companies

28.02.2022 PNP Plus

Original text is german. Following newspaper report is translated.

Ruhstorf/Rott. Research of a European dimension with regional participants: “Open Mobility Electric Infrastructure” (OMEI) is the name of the project, which will run until the end of 2024. Under the direction of the Landshut University of Applied Sciences with the Technology Center Energy (TZE) in Ruhstorf (Lkr. Passau), a team of ten institutions and companies want to create a freely available data basis in order to plan a sustainable, regional charging infrastructure for electromobility and concepts for intelligent use of e-vehicles.

Building on this, the consortium is also developing optimal ecological, economic and technical solutions for charging infrastructures in the European transport network, which combine regional renewable energies with sustainable energy storage.
The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport is funding the project with a total of almost 4.2 million euros.

“The necessary expansion of the electric charging infrastructure puts an enormous strain on the European transport and power grids,” explains project manager Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Pettinger, Scientific Director at the Energy Technology Center (TZE) at Landshut University of Applied Sciences, “to cover the power requirement, we need fast-charging systems on the main traffic routes throughout Europe.” However, electricity from the respective region must also be available for this. As a first step, the researchers therefore want to collect charging, user, energy and traffic data in order to calculate the effects of an intelligent charging infrastructure on the energy transition. To do this, the team is building demonstration systems in two model regions on a main European traffic artery (e.g. along the A3 motorway) that combine a fast charging station with a hybrid energy storage system.

In addition, the team is planning a third system for end users that works “bidirectionally“, which means that electric cars can be both charged and discharged. “With this vehicle-to-home variant, we want to use the potential of the available storage capacities of stationary vehicles and thus develop network-based charging and discharging scenarios with the help of artificial intelligence,” explains Pettinger. In the end, there should be a holistic concept for a sustainable charging infrastructure.

Science also wants to share its findings: The data generated will be made accessible via open data portals and the results will be published in a user app, as the Landshut University of Applied Sciences explained yesterday. An electric vehicle is refueled at the Energy Technology Center in Ruhstorf. But where does the electricity come from? Here, those involved in the research project want to develop regional solutions.

In order to be able to implement the project as planned, the project partners are working together in close exchange: while the battery manufacturers JB and Fenecon (Deggendorf) and the charging station operator MER (Teisnach, district of Regen, formerly E.Wald) are responsible for the installation and operation of the energy storage devices or fast charging stations are responsible, the TZE works together with “Heitec” (Erlangen) to develop the system structure and the operating strategies of the charging infrastructure and the energy storage. In addition, the TZE, together with the University of Passau, is responsible for the simulation models and tests the vehicle-to-home applications. Technagon (Grafenau) is developing a bidirectional wall box for these vehicle-to-home applications. The electricity supply cooperative EVG Perlesreut is also involved.

“Ultimately, the project should help expand electromobility, avoid grid overload and enable citizens to use electric drives sustainably,” explain those involved.

Project Overview

OMEI
Open Mobility Elektro-Infrastruktur

Data-based concept for a holistic solution for sustainable electric charging infrastructure

Funded by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport of Germany (Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr)

Concept:

Overview

The project goal is to create a freely available data and tool basis for the planning and optimization of fast charging infrastructures. Here, regional renewable energy is integrated with sustainable energy storage in a common concept for charging infrastructures. In addition, a concept and framework for intelligent bidirectional use of the electric vehicle storage system is being developed.

Charging, user, energy and traffic data are collected and integrated using two demonstration systems (rapid charging station and a hybrid energy storage device). Development of location-independent operating strategies and economical models for fast charging stations.

Technical and economic concepts for Vehicle to Grid (V2G) and Vehicle to Home (V2H) use are being developed with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) on the basis of another demonstration system with a bidirectional charging station.

Project goals:

  • Location optimization
  • Low network load
  • Sustainable energy supply
  • Open data
  • Sustainable mobility