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C/sells – Smart Grids for the Energy System of the Future – conception of blockchain applications (Subproject "Methods for smart properties and markets")

Within its part of the SINTEG project C/sells Dr. Langniß – Energie & Analyse develops and refines the open-source soft- and hardware OLI for peer-to-peer communication, coordination and energy exchange based on the blockchain and Ethereum and pilots this. This will make possible a small-scale balancing of consumption and production as well as an enabling of trading with small-scale local and regional flexibilities. LEA develops concepts for the use cases on certificates of origin, balancing group management, smart charging of electric vehicles as well as peer-to-peer matching. With the conception and pilot testing of blockchain in the outlined applications important references for the standardization of blockchain technology for the purpose of market and network communication will be derived. On the base of experience with pilot tests and demonstrations possible, necessary or desirable regulatory developments can be concluded. The objective is besides, to implement the blockchain technology as comprehensive as possible with other partners in C/sells.


  • Advancement of the open-source soft- and hardware for the blockchain applications
  • Conception and pilot testing of blockchain applications
  • Creation of the high level use case result document

Customer: Projektträger Jülich


2016 -2020

C/sells – Smart Grids for the Energy System of the Future – development of the Meta-Flex-Kataster

As part of the SINTEG project C/sells, the Meta-Flex-Kataster is being developed as an overarching, connecting level alongside the individual solutions of the flexibility platforms. The task of the Meta-Flex-Kataster is to bundle information on the distributed systems and to connect them in line with the market. This creates a connecting platform that breaks up the development of the previous isolated solutions and realizes and makes the provision of flexibility for various and also future market platforms visible.

LEA took over the business model development and the profitability analysis of the Meta-Flex-Kataster on behalf of the Ulm University of Applied Sciences. As part of the business model logic developed in C/sells, variants of long-term implementation with regard to possible value creation paths were developed and discussed.


  • Development of the business model
  • Profitability analysis
  • Presentation of the interim results
  • Creation of the result document

Customer: Ulm University of Applied Sciences

Year: 2020 - 2021

Evaluation of Energy related programme outlines

Since 2008, the Federal German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has been funding climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation programmes in developing and newly industrialising countries through the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The IKI-Secretariat is managed by the non-profit company The Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH.

In March 2019 the current IKI thematic-oriented selection procedure has been launched. The selection procedure aims to find programme outlines for 12 thematic funding priorities. The IKI has earmarked 240 million euros in funding for the selected programmes. Programmes can each receive funding of 5 to 20 million euros.

Dr. Langniß – Energie & Analyse reviewed nine outlines from two thematic funding priorities “Energy transition: efficient use of renewable energies including sector coupling” and “Just Transition of coal to renewable energies” with the emphasis on the coherence of the consortium, relevance for country priorities, feasibility, scalability and impact of the project concept, as well as financial efficiency. Additionally, factsheets on the applicant consortia and donor landscape analyses were prepared. The results were presented to the client and a synthesis report submitted.


  • Assessment of the programme outlines
  • Research on the capacities of the applicants and the donor landscapes
  • Presentation of results to the client
  • Drawing up the synthesis report

Customer: Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH

Year: 2019

Supporting the Low Carbon Development of Jiangsu Province Phase III

The project led by GIZ supports its Chinese partners in enabling the transformation towards a green and ecological development way, which is in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and advances reaching the goals of the 13th / 14th Five-Year-Plan (2016-2020 / 2021-2025) of Jiangsu province.

On behalf of GIZ Dr. Langniß prepared and gave speech on Energy Internet in Germany in Jiangsu. In addition, he discussed this topic with Chinese partners, provided them recommendations on development of Energy Internet and conducted site visits.


  • Speech preparation and presentation
  • Conduction of site visits
  • Derivation of recommendations

Client: German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ)

Year: 2019

Shaping the Energiewende...


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