Move2Grid – Implementation of regional energy-supply-concepts by hybrid coupling

Based on the results of the national-funded exploratory projects called “Smart Exergy Leoben”, and “Energy Sponge Bruck”, the present implementation project aims at analysing how local, renewable resources support the supply of electric mobility in Leoben in the long term and to integrate it into the municipal distribution grid in a good economic sense.

Short Description

Contents and goals

The following research issues will be solved:

  • How can the potential of renewables in the surrounding of small and medium-sized cities be linked with the demand of electric mobility? The question will be answered by parameters of energy and performance.
  • How does the existing grid expansion of the electric distribution system correlate with the needed infrastructure for the integration of renewable potentials and with the charging infrastructure at different levels of penetration?
  • Is it possible to minimize an expansion of the grid if measures of demand-side management are provided or if electricity of vehicle batteries is returned to the grid?
  • At which strategic locations charging stations should be made available in the region by taking into consideration the above-mentioned questions?
  • Which business model and processes for the usage of local renewables can be combined with existing business models and processes of the implementation partners?
  • Are there legal questions which have to be considered regarding the energy law?
  • How does local-supplied electric mobility influence economic indicators of the region?


To validate the results of these research issues a testbed will be set up in Leoben, where the following questions will be answered in a long term field study with a representative sample of electric vehicles:

  • Comparison of the load profiles of renewable energy in the local grid with charging profiles of electric vehicles: Are the predicted retroactive effects on the grid valid?
  • Can the evaluated measures of demand-side management help to achieve a moderation of the load flows and lead to higher levels of self-sufficiency?
  • Are the prototypical business model and the processes suitable for the implementation partners?

Expected results

At the end of the project a hybrid, cell-resolved layer model will be developed, which serves to work off the "layers" of energy related issues of mobility (traffic simulation and locations of charging stations), energy (distribution network and local potentials), business models and processes, as well as system-wide framework conditions. This approach will lead to a guideline which will allow many other Austrian medium-sized distribution system operators to develop the energy supply for electric mobility analogous to the project.


Project Partners

Project management

Montanuniversität Leoben / Chair of Energy Network Technology

Project or cooperation partners

  • Montanuniversität Leoben - Industrial Liaison Department, Technology Transfer Centre
  • verkehrplus, Prognose, Planung und Strategieberatung GmbH (Einzelanbieter)
  • Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
  • Energie Steiermark Mobilitäts GmbH
  • Energienetze Steiermark GmbH

Contact Address

Univ. Prof. DI Dr. techn. Thomas Kienberger
Franz-Josef-Straße 18
A-8700 Leoben
Tel.: +43 (3842) 402-5400