Many societies want to achieve an energy production without any fossil fuels. However, we are not yet able to incorporate all the potential of renewable energies and thus still heavily rely on conventional energy producers.
There are two ways to optimise energy production. On the one hand, we can tune the production schedule to follow demand better. On the other hand, we can change the consumption behaviour to support an optimal supply strategy. Traditionally, demand forecasts are the basis for production schedules. However, with an increasing and changing amount of variables influencing the system, perfect predictions seem unrealistic. This thesis considers a flexible demand side as an opportunity to optimise power production for an energy grid.