Integrated methodology to assess the energy flexibility potential in the process industry

Erika Pierri, Christine Schulze, Christoph Herrmann, Sebastian Thiede

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In the last decade, renewable energy supply has gained increasing interest, as it can contribute to the diversification of the energy mix. Energy flexibility offers consumers the opportunity to benefit from fluctuating energy prices, connected to the volatility of wind and solar power. This paper aims at mapping flexibility strategies and their requirements in the process industry environment. The conception of flexibility measures requires a characterization of energy flows, in order to identify hotspots and estimate the flexibility potential. An integrated methodology has been developed with the purpose of supporting investment decisions for a case-study in the paper production sector in Germany.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-682
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event27th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2020: Advancing Life Cycle Engineering - Grenoble, France
Duration: 13 May 202015 May 2020
Conference number: 27


  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Energy flexibility
  • Energy flows
  • Process industry


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