FISMEP (FIWARE for Smart Energy Platform) has received funding in the framework of the joint programming initiative ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus, with support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. In Germany, the initiative is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). FISMEP explores the creation of a [...]
RESERVE (Renewables in a Stable Electric Grid) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 727481”. The project RESERVE is aimed at developing new techniques and solutions based on 5G technology in order to ensure a more stable operation of the future energy system with [...]
This project develops planning and operation guidelines for pure DC and hybrid AC/DC grids as well as protection concepts for DC grids. It also includes the interdisciplinary consideration of economical, ecological, and societal aspects like the integration of grid components into the landscape and cities as well as technology acceptance and governance. Finally, standardization approaches [...]
In this project, research on components and systems for medium voltage DC distribution grids is conducted. Based on the investigation of materials (e.g. semiconductor or insulation materials) and components (e.g. semiconductor devices or medium-frequency transformers), systems like DC-DC converters or circuit breakers are developed, designed, constructed and measured.
FlAixEnergy is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The research objective is the conception, development and prototypic implementation of a platform for the integration of industrial consumers as flexibility cluster and decentralized producers of renewable energy that will be concluded in so called virtual power plants. FEN Research Campus [...]
This project develops the control and operation as well as the energy management concepts for pure DC and hybrid AC/DC grids. The automation and control systems will be defined, including automation architecture and communication systems. Also a low-power DC grid as generic validation platform will be constructed for the testing of control concepts before they [...]
In the fourth project a medium voltage DC research grid is designed and built on the campus of RWTH Aachen University. The grid then connects several laboratories, hosting test benches in the megawatt range. Concepts for the control and stability of multi-terminal DC systems as well as components like DC-DC converters can be tested [...]