Digitalization & Energy Transition

Study Program & Facilitating Working Group:
“Digitalization and the Energy Transition”


Duration: November 2018 – ongoing

Digitalization in the energy system is progressing rapidly with the spread of artificial intelligence (AI), such as software tools to optimize demand and weather forecasts, and internet of things (IoT) technologies, including smart meters and secure data communication systems such as blockchain. As a result of the development, virtual power plants (VPP) are being put into practice in some countries, and a peer to peer (P2P) energy trading utilising blockchain technology is being started to demonstrate.

The GJETC Study and Facilitating concentrates on the following topics:

(Potential) research questions

  1. Virtual Power Plants (VPP) and their possibilities for improving balance between supply and demand through both wholesale markets (day-ahead, intraday) and ancillary services markets
  2. Blockchain technologies and their use in the energy sector
  3. Digitalization and sector coupling
  4. Further uses and results of digitalization in the energy sector, including “individual EMS”

Members (alphabetical order)

Yasumasa Fujii
Harry Lehmann
Yasushi Ninomiya
Stefan Thomas