We support our clients with the forward-looking generation and the reliable, safe and economic distribution and sales of light, power and heat.
When it comes to electricity, the current energy system of the Federal Republic of Germany is based on centralised generation and delivery to transport and distribution grids for various historical, technological and fuel logistic reasons, and due to former monopolies, and on domestic fuel and district heating with regard to heat.
The intensification of climate targets and the changed regulatory framework call for a faster implementation of the electricity and heat transition. As regards the reduction of CO2 emissions from the generation of electricity and heat, the energy transition requires a clear strategic orientation on the part of energy providers.
The increasing cogeneration of power and heat will in future shift electricity generation to heat sinks as transport routes for heat are limited. The innovative regenerative heat systems that are emerging are also decentralised in nature. It can thus be expected that energy production will be highly decentralised in the future. Innovative, regenerative sources will replace CO2-emitting primary energy sources. Renewable biological fuels or substitute fuels will reduce primary energy factors, but require complex new procurement logistics. Solar thermal energy, geothermal energy and waste heat utilisation also require special preconditions that are not met in all regions.
We provide consulting services in the field of light, power and heat with a focus on key issues relating to the energy transition. Our consultants are happy to assist you in establishing yourself, or further developing, as a future-oriented provider within the electricity and heating grids for the next 20 to 30 years, as well as in your operational business.
Wind and solar energy, and to a limited extent geothermal energy, are suitable candidates for renewable electricity generation in line with ecological and economic optimisation. To avoid grid costs, the plants should preferably be small and decentralised, in spite of poor scale factors. The preparation of energy development plans provides a conceptual basis for strategic projects.
In order to develop innovative business ideas, various processes have to be considered and supported: product design, identification of customer needs, technologies, sales expectations, pricing, competition and business planning. We can assist you in this and help you launch your next big idea on the market!
Statistics on the final energy requirements of buildings and infrastructure show that natural gas and electricity are the largest energy carriers in most German cities. In order to achieve the goal of wide-scale decarbonisation, heat generation in most cities must first be shifted more strongly towards renewable energies. Let us work out these paths together.
End customers compare the prices for district heating with the costs they would incur if they opted for self-supply. Customers with high demand prefer self-supply, while customers with low demand consider external procurement to be more advantageous. By analysing decision-making structures, it is possible to predict the price differentials at which end customers will switch, and what the pricing strategy should be.
If solar thermal energy or cogeneration of heat and power are used as a heat source with continuous operation, the question of storage arises. This often requires the use of seasonal heat shifting systems as the supply of direct solar heat and waste heat, e.g. from municipal waste-to-energy plants, is not always in sync with the demand for heating.