The core goal of the project is the development of a harmonized and transparent approach to regionalize the electricity and gas demand with high temporal resolution. Based on available energy statistics, energy demand parameters and scaling factors will be developed for regionalization (top down) and the generation (bottom up) of representative load profiles. Furthermore, future trends of these parameters and load profiles will be analyzed under consideration of demographic effects and changes in behavior. The results will be implemented in a data base with an interface to the OpenEnergy Platform for public use. The project contributes to harmonize model input data and to reduce data uncertainties.
The project, coordinated by Forschungszentrum Jülich, is divided into five parts: Work Package 1 (FfE München) involves regionalization methods while Work Package 2 (TU Berlin) focuses on generating load profiles. Work Package 3 (TU Berlin) combines the temporal and regional approaches. In Work Package 4 (FZ Jülich) future trends of energy demand parameters and load profiles will be analyzed. In Work Package 5 (FfE München) a database containing the results of the regionalization and temporal resolution analysis will be developed. An interface to the OpenEnergy Platform will enable public use of data.