SLEW: SECOND LIFE FOR ENERGIEWENDE

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Jan Dinkelbach

Team Leader Simulation Methods and Automation Software Solutions

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+49 241 80 49613

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The energy system is going towards a significant transformation, in Germany identified with the term “Energiewende”. This transformation is making the system more complex and accordingly understanding phenomena and interactions is getting more challenging for students. On top of that, a real experimental activity is not possible because it is unthinkable to “play” with the real electrical grids for obvious reasons of security and safety.

Main purpose of the SLEW project is to exploit a new real-time simulation tool, DPsim, developed in RWTH and available as open-source software project to the power engineering community. The goal is to extend this research tool to become a useful support for teaching purposes so that the students will have anytime and anywhere the possibility to perform experiment in the virtual infrastructure and to learn from the execution of complex models. The aspiration is to create a large virtual power engineering world where complex interactions may happen at different level and always in real time. The current project will fully deliver such a concept to one class module and will facilitate the transitions for other modules in the long term.