Energy transition

Software for automated connection checking and cross-sector energy network planning

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The energy market is undergoing a major shift, with renewable energies booming and the number of connection requests rising sharply due to funding programs for solar plants, heat pumps and electric vehicle charging stations. The new cloud software retoflow offers energy network operators an automated and efficient way to check these requests, model and simulate power grids and pipeline networks across sectors, and engage in long-term planning. This user-friendly program has been developed by the startup retoflow GmbH, a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology IEE.