Smart Grid of the Future
Playful discovery of the future of electricity
How can something as abstract yet omnipresent as the flow of electricity be made understandable? At InnoZ, visitors can engage in a hands-on experience that lets them playfully explore the effects of future influences on the power grid.
A simulation of energy flows illustrates the relationship between energy providers, consumers, storages, and control networks. Visitors can freely place and position any of these constitutive elements to learn about the challenge of balancing demand and supply. In addition, as regenerative energy sources play an ever growing role, they can observe the effects of environmental factors such as weather and time of the day, and the use of batteries to compensate for them.
The installation centers around the idea of “Micro Smart Grids” – small, local subnetworks in the centralized electricity network which seek independence and self-sustainability. As such, they lend itself particularly well for community engagement and successive integration of renewable energy sources.
InnoZ is a Berlin-based center for applied research and consulting on mobility and societal change. Its platform “elektroMobilität” offers a public showcase and venue for engaging visitors in a discussion on the future of urban mobility.
Visit the public InnoZ showroom and try it out for yourself — as well as a fleet of electric cars, bikes, and charging stations.