IT Solutions for the Smart Grid

Theory, Application, and Economic Assessment

  • Tobias Brandt

About this book


Tobias Brandt outlines how information technology (IT) can be used to integrate sustainable energy technologies into existing infrastructures. The topic is approached from micro, meso, as well as macro perspectives. He first describes how IT artifacts can be used to manage renewable energy sources and energy storage devices in individual households and microgrids for an improved economic and ecological performance. The author proceeds by assessing the economic feasibility of aggregating electric vehicles for large-scale energy storage. The final chapter explores the issue of stability in automated mechanisms. A game-theoretical model is first introduced for financial markets and later transferred to the automated management of energy demand.


  • Designing IT Solutions for Individual Households
  • Designing an Energy Information System for Microgrid Operation
  • A Business Model for Employing Electric Vehicles for Energy Storage
  • Mechanism Stability: Flash Crashes and Avalanche Effects

Target Groups

  • Students, teachers and researchers in the field of information systems, computer science, and economics, especially with a focus on renewable energy integration
  • Practitioners in the energy and mobility sectors

The Author

Tobias Brandt heads the Smart Cities and Industries research group at the Chair for Information Systems Research of the University of Freiburg, Germany. He specializes in the challenges and opportunities arising from an ongoing digitalization of the economy and society.



Energy Informatics Electric Mobility Demand Side Management Economic Assessment Hypergame Theory Microgrids Vehicle-to-Grid

Authors and affiliations

  • Tobias Brandt
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für WirtschaftsinformatikAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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