Grids

With the energy transition, electricity grids are facing their biggest challenge yet. The increasing energy demand resulting from sector coupling and the integration of renewable energies is fundamentally changing how grid operators fulfill their supply tasks.

By integrating electromobility and heat pumps into the lower voltage levels, new loads are being added to the grid, whose power consumption significantly exceeds that of traditional household consumers. Simultaneously, the expansion of PV systems is incorporating high-performance systems into the grid on the generation side. The speed required for the success of the energy transition surpasses the rate at which the grids can be expanded.

Moreover, numerous constraints must be addressed, such as ensuring system stability and minimizing inconvenience for end customers. Electricity grid operators must utilize innovative tools like advanced control technology and load management systems to solve this optimization task. A future-proof metering and control infrastructure will include smart meters and secure communication networks. The digitalization of electricity grids, along with innovative tools and technologies, is paving the way for the transformation of the energy system. Additionally, the heating infrastructure will undergo significant changes.

The gas infrastructure requires significant adjustments, such as modifications for the transportation of hydrogen, to contribute to the future energy system. Local and district heating networks are also becoming increasingly important for providing sustainable heat.

By combining the latest research findings with practical services, we can provide you with the best possible support on the path to transforming the energy system. Research creates knowledge, and knowledge informs practice.

Research questions on the topic of Grids

  • How much physical grid infrastructure does the secure supply of energy require?
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  • What tools are available to grid operators?
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  • What does a viable future measurement and control infrastructure for the power grid look like?
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  • What does a future-proof gas infrastructure look like, and which gases will flow through the pipelines in the future?
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  • What role will district heating networks play in the future?
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More Projects on Topic (17)

  • H2-Reallabor Burghausen / ChemDelta Bavaria
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  • Municipal heating plan for Stuttgart: How can the city of Stuttgart become climate-neutral by 2035?
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  • Flexumer – Model-based evaluation of annual electricity costs of various private flexumers
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  • BDL Next - Empowering Mass Bidirectional Charging
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  • WARAN - Integration and grid-serving usage of heat
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Tools on Topic (2)

  • FfE heat transformation tool
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  • InfraInt - Infrastructure development model for hydrogen and CO₂
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