A supply system learns how to think and make decisions.

The Competence Center for Cognitive Energy Systems (K-ES) has been dealing with cognitive processes for energy system technology, energy economics and power grids since mid-2020. Over the next ten years, we intend to develop an international focus on artificial intelligence in research and teaching in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology IEE. Key elements:


  • coLAB

    • Laboratory for the development and use of cognitive energy systems
    • Focus on research collaborations
    • Maintaining and expanding scientific excellence
  • coHUB

    • Development and maintenance of an ecosystem
    • Development of a community for cognitive energy systems
    • Promoting promising innovations
coLAB and coHUB

LAB skills

  • Interdisciplinary expert teams

  • Scientific excellence

  • Promoting talent

LAB cloud

  • State-of-the-art infrastructure

  • AI framework “Energy”

  • Extensive database

LAB space

  • Cooperative working environment

  • Digital cooperation

  • Face-to-face support

HUB exchange

  • Exchange platform

  • Coordination of partners

  • Networking

HUB publicity

  • Public appearance

  • Explaining cognitive systems

  • Performance presentation

HUB incubator

  • Promoting entrepreneurship

  • Groundbreaking innovation

  • Effective use



Maintaining a close relationship with the energy industry is part of the concept: The K-ES’s services for energy companies include consulting and concept studies from prototypes through to turnkey systems. Since this ecosystem thrives on the cooperation of theory and practice, we are looking forward to hearing from industry stakeholders.

“Artificial intelligence is a key technology for the ongoing development of the energy transition.”

Angela Dorn, Hessian Minister of Higher Education, Research and the Arts

“Artificial intelligence is a central element of tomorrow’s economy – and an important element for the sustainable transformation of our energy system.”

Kerstin Andreae, Managing Director of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW)