Energy Management Systems and Data Analytics


Our team, Energy Management Systems and Data Analytics (EMSDA), deals with the topic of how energy flows can be cleverly controlled to achieve higher system efficiency. We are working on questions of how measurement data and control signals can be reliably and securely communicated, stored and processed in the context of the smart grid. For this purpose, we develop systems which can process and evaluate large amounts of data. We cover a wide range of IT topics, from the development of platforms for energy-related use cases to IT security, data and information models. As a research team with IT focus in the energy sector, we understand both research areas and create synergy effects within the digitalization of the energy sector.  


Team Leader: Stefan Dähling


Research Projects of the Team


Blockchain Real Laboratory in the Rhineland Territory

The project is part of the Real Laboratory Strategy of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. The aim is to promote and further develop digital innovations and the associated regulations in virtual and real test rooms in order to gain experience with innovative technologies under practical and real condi-tions. New technologies and business models that are only conditionally compatible with the existing legal and regulatory framework are to be tested in experiment rooms limited in time and space. More



PHOENIX is a H2020 EU project to boost the cyber security of the European Electrical Power and Energy Systems (EPES). The project advances the cyber-physical security via the collaborative detection of security and privacy incidents and attacks, guaranteeing reliability, increasing resiliency and minimising their cascading effects. More



Agent systems for intelligent and robust control of complex energy systems in non-residential buildings as part of the higher-level energy system. More


National 5G Energy Hub

Researchers in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and communications engineering are to pool their expertise for the large-scale research project “National 5G Energy Hub.” The project of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is scheduled to start on May 1, 2018, at RWTH Aachen University. More