By: Uroš Stojadinović
Wissensstadt Berlin 2021
Published on June 26, 2021
The city of Berlin is heavily dependent on privately owned power plants fuelled by either hard coal or natural gas to provide heat and electricity for its inhabitants. All this can change by fundamentally restructuring the energy landscape starting with the following hypothesis: “Energy should be completely decentralized.”
In order to achieve this goal, we will require a set of digital tools and platforms for analysis, as well as good policies to facilitate the development of decentralized energy grids comprised of photovoltaic panels on buildings, regional windmills and biomass power plants. Energy trading schemes will be introduced to enable exchange between different communities supported by a virtual power plant system and blockchain technologies. The system could gradually expand to include more communities and instigate profound changes in the region and beyond by bringing the sources of production closer to the sources of consumption.
[EN] Berlin Brandenburg 2040 was initiated by the Habitat Unit in cooperation with Projekte International and provides an open stage and platform for multiple contributions of departments and students of the Technical University Berlin and beyond. The project is funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation.
[DE] Berlin Brandenburg 2040 wurde initiiert von der Habitat Unit in Kooperation mit Projekte International und bietet eine offene Plattform für Beiträge von Fachgebieten und Studierenden der Technischen Universität Berlin und darüberhinaus. Das Projekt wird von der Robert Bosch Stiftung gefördert.