Energy @ KIT

Local unit for research field ENERGY

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) hosts the Helmholtz AI local unit for energy. Energy research is one of the largest research focus areas at KIT and a variety of activities and initiatives exist under the umbrella of the KIT Energy Center.

First and foremost is the new Excellence cluster “Energy Storage Beyond Lithium” together with Ulm University (Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage) under the Excellence strategy of the Federal government. KIT is involved in five programs in the energy field of research and in the Helmholtz initiative Energy System 2050 (ES 2050).

The Energy Lab 2.0 is a large-scale infrastructure for researching the interaction of components for future energy systems and testing new approaches for stabilizing energy grids. Electrical, thermal and chemical energy flows are connected by means of new information and communication technology - an ideal application area for AI. The goal of this research is to improve transport, distribution, storage and the use of energy in order to lay the groundwork for the transition to renewable energy generation.

The DFG-funded research training group 2153 “Energy Status Data - Informatics Methods for its Collection, Analysis and Exploitation” provides PhDs researcher positions in an interdisciplinary environment, bringing together informatics, engineering, economics and legal affairs at KIT.

Unit lead

Ralf Mikut


Markus Götz

Outreach officer

Markus Götz



Helmholtz AI @ KIT