Decentralized organization of future energy systems based on the combination of blockchains and the cellular concept

Third party funded individual grant

Project Details

Project leader:
Jonas Schlund

Project members:
Jonas Schlund
Prof. Dr. Reinhard German

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Computer Science 7 (Computer Networks and Communication Systems)

Funding source: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst (ab 10/2013)
Acronym: dOzEn
Start date: 01/01/2018
End date: 31/03/2019

Research Fields

Smart Energy
Computer Science 7 (Computer Networks and Communication Systems)

Abstract (technical / expert description):

The goal of the project is to develop an energy IT system in a decentralized and locally autonomous manner, which is able to integrate a scalable number of actors. By means of decentralization of system responsibility a stable energy system shall be empowered based on renewable energies and storages. 

The solution approach is based on the combination of blockchain technology and the cellular concept. The smart IT infrastructure can be used to stabilize the electricity system on all levels e.g. by variable prices. Furthermore, virtual inertia, which can replace the decreasing number of rotating masses in the system, can be generated and congestion management can be automated by fostering a local balance between demand and supply.


Schlund, J., & German, R. (2019). A distributed ledger based platform for community-driven flexibility provision. Energy Informatics, 2(1), 5.
Schlund, J. (2018). Blockchain-based orchestration of distributed assets in electrical power systems. Energy Informatics, 1(1), 39.
Schlund, J., Ammon, L., & German, R. (2018). ETHome: Open-source Blockchain Based Energy Community Controller. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Future Energy Systems (pp. 319--323). Karlsruhe, Germany, DE: New York, NY, USA: ACM.

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