For BTU Cottbus, we implemented an interactive map application on the subject of energy flow in 2016 as part of the "SMART Capital Region" project: For the Berlin-Brandenburg region, it shows energy generation and consumption, the strength and direction of the electricity flow as well as the network utilization. The change in values can even be observed over a selected period of time as a time-lapse animation. Various filter settings and a data display as a progress diagram complete the application. This enables, among other things, connections between meteorological conditions and power generation to be presented in a generally understandable way.
As part of the "SMART Capital Region 2.0" project, the effects of a growing share of regenerative producers and storage facilities for electricity, heat, gas and electric mobility on the so-called residual load are to be investigated. To put it simply, the residual load is the fluctuating difference between generated and consumed energy and thus an important parameter for the optimization of intelligent power grids.
cosmoblonde was commissioned in the course of this expansion to expand the existing map application: In order to show the spatial and temporal distribution of the regenerative power generation and the residual load in the whole northeast of Germany, the region Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is included in the map. With a wind energy share of already more than 40 percent, the federal state on the Baltic coast is becoming increasingly important for shaping the energy turnaround.
In addition, the electricity and heat supplier envia THERM will in future supply data on the generation capacities of selected wind farms and biomass plants; these will also be shown on the map.