GRID PLANNING AND OPERATION
The scientists of FEN Research Campus conduct research on procedures and methods for planning and operation of pure DC grids and hybrid AC-DC grids. Besides the identification of adapted planning criteria for DC grids, the repercussions on the systems of the super- and subordinate conventional AC grids are analyzed.
For that purpose, the Medium Voltage DC Research Grid on RWTH Aachen Campus will be conducted in test mode initially. From this, knowledge regarding both the operation of DC grids and the cooperation of the individual components is to be gained and the further research and development needs for DC grids shall be estimated.