Baden-Württemberg is known as the state of inventors and craftsmen, now it is also the home of MeRegio. For four years we will work here together with our partners from industry and our customers towards realising the dream of a more energy-conscious life.
The structure of our project
In the two test regions of MeRegio we are building up a smart grid infrastructure which will allow real-time communication between energy consumers, multiple distributed energy resources and smart storage devices. With 1000 private and commercial participants in the project we will test the stability of smart grid approaches to future energy production and consumption.
The focus of our work is the development of an energy marketplace and a "minimum emission" certificate which is to be introduced in our model regions. We want to use this to set a good example and also to motivate other regions to increase their energy efficiency and to reduce CO2 emissions.
In the last project phase all participants will be brought together on a central market platform or can interact on several sub market platforms (see diagram).
Anyone who is prepared to adjust to the fluctuating availability of renewable energy sources will be able to purchase or sell clean energy at special prices via the marketplace. Regions which are particularly good at this will even be awarded at the end.
An example of a CO2 certificate