Fraunhofer Center for Digital Energy

Thanks to the pooling of expertise in the areas of Energy Engineering and Information Technology (RWTH), digitalization and business models (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT), and IT security (Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics), the Fraunhofer Center for Digital Energy is in an excellent position and has huge potential to drive sustainable development in collaboration with its partners. The activities of the Center are supplemented by project-based cooperation with research institutions, industry, and policymakers.

The Center particularly prioritizes the development of IT security technologies. The resilience and reliability of these technologies is a basic requirement for preventing energy supply interruptions. This helps to establish a robust infrastructure for modern energy supply and to ensure reliable access to sustainably generated energy. To ensure long-term and sustainable benefit for energy service providers and the energy supply market in light of the conflict between the goals of the energy transition and existing market structures, the Center also supports strategic IT management and sustainable project portfolio management to ensure they can retain their competitive edge. The Center also seeks to identify and apply innovative and disruptive technologies early on and to provide support for network operators in the planning and operation of converged energy information networks.

The Center aims to accelerate the decarbonization of energy supply in order to pave the way for a future where supply is based on non-fossil energy sources and to use innovative technologies to significantly enhance the environmental sustainability of existing solutions.

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Focused SDGs:


SDG 7 - Affordable and clean Energy
SDG 8 - Decent work and economic growth
SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Structural Anchoring:


Profile Area Information & Communication Technology (ICT)