"The systemic approach at Energy is the only one of its kind," says Benjamin Low, Head of Energy at HANNOVER MESSE. "f you are looking for energy supply solutions, the perfect place to begin is at the Integrated Energy Plaza," explains Low. Everything found in the 43,000 square meters of Energy is concentrated in the Plaza. This highlight in Hall 27 demonstrates solutions for the energy system of tomorrow – from generation, distribution and storage to energy demands. Interactive showcases allow visitors to experience future energy systems. They also demonstrate technological solutions, present prospects for transitioning to clean energy, and reveal export opportunities. Visitors can discover new business models and new solutions to generate power, integrate decentralized providers, and incorporate smart grids.
"Integrated Energy" – this key theme, successfully established in 2016, was the incentive for BayWa r.e to participate at Energy for the first time. The work of this Munich-based company ranges "from project planning for clean energy plants, retailing photovoltaic components, servicing and consulting, to retailing bio-methane and directly marketing electricity from renewable power sources," explains Christin Baumeister of BayWa r.e. At the Integrated Energy Plaza BayWa r.e. is showcasing its energy products, and wind and solar projects.
For the second time, GP JOULE is displaying its integrated energy showcase at the Plaza. The centerpiece of this concept is its hydrogen technology with a PEM electrolysis stack. It is joined by generators (e.g. wind parks and biogas plants), storage providers and distributors (such as transformer stations, and block heat and power plants), and user groups from the commercial and mobility sectors. The augmented reality installation demonstrates how the transformation to clean energy can be accelerated thanks to solutions that focus on the entire system, supplemented by energy sources such as electricity, gas and hydrogen. Visitors can activate various scenarios to illustrate all the connections. Tablets also allow visitors to interact directly with the entire model, which stars a real cow!
The appearance of the Prysmian Group at the Plaza is all about expanding the power grid in Germany. Using an interactive model, experts explain the use of Prysmian technologies throughout Germany. With innovative wiring solutions, the company can effectively conduct renewable energies at all levels. Intelligent surveillance and data transmission allow the grids to be monitored constantly, ensuring smooth operation. The focus is on low-, medium- and high-voltage cables to distribute power from the plant to households, along with cables to connect offshore wind parks. “As as the basis of a modern, high-capacity transmission and distribution grid, they work in combination to enable a stable electrical power supply in Germany and Europe,” states the company.