The increasing volatility and decentralisation of energy production increases complexity and requires greater flexibility of the grids as well as an adapted control logic. The development of smart energy grids serves, among other things, to link and process data from a large number of actors flexibly, bidirectionally and almost in real time.

On the other hand, energy management systems can identify potential energy savings in companies. For this purpose, energy flows in the company and the associated energy sources are recorded and analysed, and ideas for improvement are then developed on this basis.