Advanced Control Methods for Power Systems
Team Leader: Martina Josevski
ENSURE - Neue EnergieNetzStruktURen für die Energiewende (New Energy Network Structures for the Energiewende)
ENSURE is one of the four Kopernikus-Projects launched by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in 2016, as the largest research initiative for the implementation of the Energiewende, and one of the few that bring together the strongest (interdisciplinary and partly competing) partners from industry, research and teaching (institutes of the RWTH, KIT, E.ON, TenneT, SIEMENS, ABB, and 17 other participants are involved).
The aim of ENSURE's research is to find the optimal mixture of central and decentralized supply, exploit new power electronic technologies (phase shifters, UPFCs, HVDC) and ICT technologies and develop cross-sectoral operational concepts (that consider electricity and gas networks), which enable a reliable and efficient energy supply with more than 80% share of renewable energy. More
FEN Research Campus
Flexible control of power flow is key for the modern electrical grid to react to fluctuations in generation and load. However, a flexible energy transfer through today’s medium-voltage ac networks is not feasible due to their radial structure. To increase the flexibility of conventional ac systems, different network nodes may be connected via DC grids. More