IngSoft stands for sophisticated and innovative software development. Our ambitious approaches have already convinced many. With the help of various funds, we have been and am able to implement future-oriented development projects.
The project “NextEMS (H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017)” is funded by EU’s “Horizont 2020 - framework program for research and innovation"
In the joint research project "En0B/EnBop: OBSERVE - Optimisation and operation management of complex building energy supply systems", funded by Projektträger Jülich the use of model-based control concepts in complex building services systems was investigated. Besides IngSoft, four other project partners were involved in the project:
- Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE,
- Hamburg University of Applied Sciences,
- Kieback&Peter GmbH & Co.KG,
- PLENUM engineering company for planning. Energy. Environment Ltd
The project was funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag within the framework of the 6th Energy Research Programme of the Federal Government. It was realized from 2014 to 2017.
An essential feature of the project was that the investigations were carried out on eight real large buildings with complex heating systems. The core of IngSoft's tasks in the overall project was to reliably provide data from these buildings. For this purpose, more than 3,100 energy meters and other sensors were connected to a server with IngSoft InterWatt. The majority of data points was collected every minute, so that more than 3.5 billion data records were collected during the course of the project. Various existing building management systems (BMS) with very mixed data quality were the data source.
IngSoft developed several new functions for this project, with the help of which the data quality was raised to a level that enabled the project partners to conduct efficient research. Many of these features have been integrated into the general version of IngSoft InterWatt after the end of 2017. Further information on the project can be found at www.ob-serve.de.
In November 2017, the project "EnergyBuffer: Intelligent energy storage technologies in an energy self-sufficient settlement with an energy storage function based on hydrogen technology; sub-project: Development of energy management system". It is funded by Projektträger Jülich. In addition to IngSoft, the following partners are involved here:
- Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT)
- sunbathing Ltd.
- Stadtwerke Stadtroda GmbH
- SylaTech GmbH
The aim of the project is to supply an emerging settlement in Stadtroda (Thuringia) with energy self-sufficient heat and electricity. In addition to passive house technology, heat accumulators and PV systems on the houses (including conventional battery accumulators), a central hydrogen accumulator system with electrolyser and fuel cell will be used. A local heating network connects all buildings.
IngSoft will implement the energy management in this project. Based on the available data and forecasts, this subsystem decides when hydrogen is produced and stored and when the fuel cell is operated. One of the particular challenges here is that constraints must be met both for the electrolyser and in particular for the fuel cell in order for these to achieve a sufficiently long service life. For this purpose, an additional lithium-ion battery is also used in the central building. This is taken into account by the system to be developed by IngSoft as well as the local heating network.