Energy&IT Group

Institute of Computer Technology – TU Wien

The real CO2 complex of global challenges, the increasing energy demand, and the increasing use of information technology (IT), lead to a fundamental change in energy systems towards interoperable, smart solutions based on scientific achievements. The Energy&IT Group is a research group at the Institute of Computer Technology at the TU Wien. We work in research projects directly at the intersection of the two relevant domains in the emerging energy system, on the one hand power engineering and on the other hand information and communication technology (ICT), whereby  we repeatedly develop the infrastructure in both areas in projects, but are also accustomed to taking over organizational tasks.

Through more than 40 successfully completed projects, we have gained experience in all areas of smart grid applications, smart grid operation, e-mobility, building to grid, demand side management, and many more, but also more “abstract” topics of energy informatics such as smart gird architectures, participation in the European Technology & Innovation Platforms Working Group on Digitization of the Electricity System and Customer Participation (ETIP-SNET WG4) and security and privacy in future, smart energy systems. Competencies of specific technologies are covered in our team, ranging from chip development, FPGAs, sensors, decentralized control and regulation, (multi-)agent systems to data collection and evaluation, machine learning, big data, visualization, services and energy services, to Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, resilience, general Artificial Intelligence, and global technologies such as blockchain and scattered control mechanisms of distributed energy resources.

Active Projects


Faculty price for master thesis

The ICT would like to congratulate Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Bittner for receiving the faculty award of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology for the presentation of his master thesis Pattern Recognition in a heterogeneous Smart Grid environment...

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ComForEn 2021

The 2021 edition of the International Symposium on Communications for Energy Systems (ComForEn) in Vienna has been performed in a hybrid setting. It was attended by stakeholders and participants to thematically related R&D projects. For two days, the 70...

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