Welcome @ Helmholtz Program ESD -
Designing the Energy System of the Future.

Our future energy supply should be carbon neutral, affordable, and socially sustainable. With our “Energy System Design” program, we aim to lead the way and make a significant contribution to the transition to a sustainable global energy system.




Stadtquartier Oststadt KarlsruheBaden TV
January 2024: Blueprint for the Urban Energy Transition

The Smart East real-world laboratory with KIT participation draws a successful balance and will be continued in the new EU project WeForming.

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Robert Stieglitz
In Memoriam

We mourn the loss of Professor Dr.-Ing. Robert Stieglitz, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 58. Robert Stieglitz was appointed Head of the Institute of Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology in 2009.

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Energy transition in municipalitiesKIT
December 2023: Energy transition in municipalities

As the smallest administrative units, local authorities can make a significant contribution to implementing the energy transition. For example, by helping citizens to make better use of heat from wastewater. In the ZuSkE project, technology assessment experts from KIT have been looking for ways to design and implement the coupling of electricity, heating and transport infrastructures. As a guide, the project team has compiled a catalog with a total of 100 measures that have already been implemented and developed further tools to support local authorities.


Press release 104/2023
EinfamilienhausMarkus Breig, KIT
November 2023: Energy Turnaround - Energy Self-sufficiency in Single-Family Homes

KIT researchers have found that more than half of European single-family homes could be completely self-sufficient in their energy supply.

Press release 088/2023
Cover LookKIT magazine
October 2023: Climate Change

What Will the Future of German Forests Be Like? Climate change is associated with increasingly frequent droughts. This increases the risk of forest fires. On a walk through the forest, forest scientist Dr. Somidh Saha from KIT advocates more research and courage to experiment.

KIT Highlight Topic
eGrid 2023
October 2023: 8th IEEE eGrid 2023 Workshop takes place at KIT

The IEEE eGrid 2023 Workshop will be held at KIT on 16th-18th October 2023. The eGrid2023 Workshop is a single-track industrial workshop where experts from industry and international labs will hold plenary speeches, tutorials, and panels on the last insights on theory, modelling, analysis, design and development, testing, and integration of power electronics-based power systems.

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