Hamburg Energie GmbH operates a virtual power plant (VPP) in Hamburg and the surrounding area. VPPs are a classic example of Industry 4.0 and IoT technology in practice. VPP software creates a network between a large number of de-centralised generation facilities, such as wind farms, photovoltaic systems and biogas plants, using the Internet.
Hamburg Energie uses the Hype platform. It was developed by Hamburg Energie as part of a research project and is constantly under further development; the development team is expanding too. This means the project is becoming increasingly complex, as is the scope of the requirements. Hamburg Energie therefore had to face the challenge of establishing a new process for documenting and managing requirements.