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EnerKI – Using artificial intelligence to optimise the energy system

The aim of the “EnerKI – Using artificial intelligence to optimise the energy system” project is to develop specific knowledge about the use of artificial intelligence in the energy system and make it available to businesses, experts and politicians.

The term “artificial intelligence” (AI) refers to the application of special algorithms to solve defined problems. Until now, both the public debate and the specialist discussion on the possible use of AI in the energy system have been characterised by uncertainty and a lack of expertise, impeding the use of this important technology for the energy transition. The aim of the “EnerKI – Using artificial intelligence to optimise the energy system” project is to kick-start the discussion and develop specific knowledge for businesses, experts and politicians.

The challenge is as follows:

The importance of artificial intelligence (AI) is increasing as a result of the transformation of the energy system. AI algorithms are already being researched and used in the energy sector. At the same time, the availability of information and data is increasing rapidly. This data could be used at every value creation level in the energy industry. In order to determine its current and future potential, research projects need to analyse and evaluate the possible uses of AI within the energy system. This is where the EnerKI project comes in.

Our solution:

The “EnerKI” project develops knowledge that will form the basis of a holistic strategy for the application of artificial intelligence within the energy industry. An analysis of research, stakeholders and activities is being carried out to this end. Once the analysis has been completed, a stakeholder dialogue will be established off the back of this. Relevant use cases in the energy industry are being identified collaboratively. The project places a particular focus on an in-depth evaluation of the technology (technical, economic, regulatory, social) for concrete fields of application in the energy industry. EnerKI’s target groups are businesses, experts and politicians.

The effect:

The project analyses the fundamental opportunities and risks associated with the use of AI in the energy industry. In the short term, the aim is to provide the initial recommended courses of action for market players. In addition, EnerKI brings together the needs of market players that have been identified and addresses them to policymakers so that they can play a role in shaping AI’s area of activity in the energy transition.

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