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FEN Research Campus Celebrates the Launch of the MVDC Grid on Campus Melaten

On November 19th, FEN Research Campus celebrated the inauguration of their medium-voltage direct current (MVDC) research grid, together with our partners from RWTH Aachen University and industry as well as guests of honor and press. This unique test infrastructure on Campus Melaten marks a big step for FEN Research Campus towards the energy transition. [...]

2019-11-22T12:43:45+01:00 22. November 2019|Press Release|

Novel 5 MW DC Converter Put Into Operation

As part of the Flexible Electrical Networks (FEN) Research Campus, the Institute for Power Generation and Storage Systems at the E.ON Energy Research Center (E.ON ERC) commissioned the world's most powerful medium-voltage (5 kV), medium-frequency bi-directional DC-DC converter. The transformer of the DC converter, which provides galvanic isolation, was designed and built in a [...]

2019-09-11T10:18:49+02:00 11. September 2019|Press Release|

Citizens discuss electric grids for the energy transition

Diskussionsforum Stromnetze outlines chances and changes within urban areas On June 11, Flexible Electrical Networks (FEN) Research Campus and StädteRegion Aachen jointly hosted the third DIKUSSIONSFORUM STROMNETZE in Aachen. During his introduction, Thomas Pilgrim (temporary head of the department for farmers, environment and consumer protection and head of the environment agency of StädteRegion Aachen) [...]

2018-06-29T10:48:38+02:00 12. June 2018|Press Release|

Eaton joins FEN Research Campus as industrial partner

Eaton, a global technology leader in power management solutions, joins forces with other corporate members to spearhead energy innovation Eaton has joined the Low-Voltage (LV) Consortium of FEN Research Campus as a new industrial partner dedicated to innovative energy projects. Eaton will contribute to the research and development activities of the LV Consortium, in [...]

2018-05-16T11:06:45+02:00 16. May 2018|Press Release|

Successful Debut of Aachen DC Grid Summit 2018

On April 19 and 20, 2018, FEN Research Campus hosted their first own conference on direct current (DC) technology with more than 100 international participants from research and industry. ”Where the International DC Community Meets” was the motto of the first Aachen DC Grid Sum-mit (ADCGS) which was held at the conference center of [...]

2018-04-27T07:08:49+02:00 26. April 2018|Press Release|

Aachen DC Grid Summit (ADCGS) 2018

Only one week left until FEN Research Campus will host its first ever conference and bring together experts from the international DC community in Aachen. Within the context of energy transition, direct current (DC) grids are gaining more importance and are considered a key technology in the research and development of our future energy [...]

2018-04-26T16:18:20+02:00 12. April 2018|Press Release|

Electrifying Exhibition on Direct Current at Energeticon

FEN Research Campus explains DC technology in an understandable and interactive way What is direct current (DC)? What is the difference to alternating current (AC)? Why is DC important for the energy transition? Where do we find DC in our everyday lives? These and other questions will be answered at the special exhibition “Mission Energy [...]

2018-04-09T15:02:13+02:00 9. April 2018|Press Release|

Adoption of DIN SPEC 91366

FEN Research Campus develops reference model for the identification, evaluation and use of energy flexibility in industrial companies   In the context of the energy transition, renewable energy sources such as wind and sun are gaining more importance, starting to gradually substitute conventional energy sources. However, this can be a problem for our base [...]

2018-04-06T14:24:53+02:00 6. April 2018|Press Release|

First Medium-Voltage DC Grid in Aachen

Flexible Electrical Networks (FEN) Research Campus is developing an underground demonstration grid For the first time, FEN Research Campus is implementing a local medium-voltage (MV) grid which is exclusively based on direct current (DC). This underground demonstration grid will operate as a private grid within the infrastructure of RWTH Aachen University and will distribute [...]

2018-04-13T11:31:17+02:00 19. March 2018|Press Release|