What is the Prosumer-Lab project?
This project seeks to research, develop and compare fundamental knowledge, methods and products in a R&D-demonstration platform. The main aim is to optimize the own consumption and to accurately assess the grid behaviour (house and distribution grid) in the interest of an optimized integration of decentralized prosumers into the distribution grid. The interaction between the distribution grid and the house grid will be investigated. In addition, the socio-economic impacts from a large number of prosumers applying individual optimization strategies on the distribution grid as well as the existing business models of distribution grid providers will be identified and analysed.
Prosumer-Lab is a project financed by a SFOE P&D grant and the industrial partner BKW Energie AG. It has an overall budget of nearly 2 Mio CHF and takes three years to accomplish. The final results of the project are expected end of September 2019.