WindNODE – Showcase Intelligent Energy in Northeastern Germany
12. January 2017
WindNODE and ENavi start
17. January 2017

Kopernikus Project ENavi

The goal of the Kopernikus Project ENavi was to develop a navigation tool that allows to operate the energy system with its different sectors energy, heat, and mobility. It will help to estimate the effects and side effects of economic and political measures in order to guarantee security, efficiency, and climate friendliness of the energy system. For the research project, transdisciplinary solutions were developed and tested under real conditions in model regions.

ENavi was one of four projects within the funding initiative “Kopernikus“ by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Their goal was to develop technologic and economic solutions for the transition of the energy system within a period of ten years.

Project duration: 15.10.2016 - 14.10.2019

Further information on ENavi and the partner institutions (in German)
Further information on the Kopernikus funding initiative by BMBF

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RLI was responsible for the following tasks within the project:

  • Developing public-domain simulation tools for engaging different parties involved in the process (Stakeholder Empowerment Tools*)
    • Compiling the theoretic foundation
    • Needs assessment in dialog with the involved parties
      • Analysis of strengths and weaknesses of existing tools
    • Developing example tools
    • Tests and assessments
      • Collaboration with “Reality Labs”
    *Stakeholder Empowerment (StEmp) Tools are professional computation programs that support different stakeholder groups of the energy transition on a comprehensive basis. As transdisciplinary dialog is a large part of the Kopernikus Projects, StEmp tools allow to discuss complex technical backgrounds on a high level with different parties.
The Kopernikus Projects ENavi involved 64 partners from industry, research, and society who work together on different parts of the project. Please find a complete list on the official project website (in German).
ENavi was one of four projects within the funding initiative “Kopernikus“ by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

 German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Represented by:

Projektträger Jülich

Research at RLI was supported by the Reiner Lemoine Foundation.


Mascha Richter

Project manager

Anya Heider

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Jonathan Amme


Hendrik Huyskens