In the Smart East project, a mixed commercial and residential area with existing buildings on the east side of Karlsruhe is being transformed into an energy-optimised smart district. In addition to testing new business models, the objective of the project is evaluation and economic assessment of an energy supply system that is renewable and climate neutral. Digital transformation of the energy supply, sector-coupled interconnection and an integrated optimisation and operating model are being implemented and made into a practical reality in this project.
The concentrated expertise and proven cooperation of the project partners FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik, Seven2one Informationssysteme GmbH, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics and Stadtwerke Karlsruhe GmbH guarantee the success of this project. The project partners are supported by the associated partners Technologiefabrik Karlsruhe GmbH, Cyberforum e.V., Badische Energie-Servicegesellschaft mbH, Hoepfner Bräu Friedrich Hoepfner Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG, TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe GmbH, fokus.energie e.V. and Smart Grids Platform Baden-Württemberg.
The project is funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry for the Environment, Climate and Energy Management.