Project IHEM: Intelligent HomeEnergyManagement

In the compound project the use of stationary energy systems in intelligent home energy management systems is being researched, developed and evaluated. Possible synergies of the thermal and electrical object supply are utilized with the support of predicative operating strategies. The system contains distributed generation and consumption for the energy supply of residential homes such as photovoltaics, energy storage systems, solar thermal units, heating units, cogeneration units, heat storage systems and control units at the system systems level. The objective is an efficient operation of the considered system with a maximum utilization of renewable energies under consideration of reasonable business models.

The part of TUM focusses on the battery system and includes, among others:

  • Development of operating strategies for the battery system
  • System simulation and design of the battery system
  • Lifetime tests on single battery cells
  • Construction of a prototypical battery system and deployment in a demonstrator system


This research project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy within the "Funding initiative Electrical Storages" (grant number 03ET1205G) and cared by Project Management Jülich. The responsibility for the content of this publication lies with the author.