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GEE awards "Best Dissertation" to Dr.-Ing. Christian Wagner

Screenshot of Dr.-Ing. Christian Wagners Presentation © GEE
Online presentation of Dr.-Ing. Christian Wagner's disseration

In­te­gra­ti­on und Bewertung der Spitzenkappung als Planungsgrundsatz zur wirtschaftlichen Netzentwicklung in Mittelspannungsnetzen“

The annual prize of the GEE - "Gesell­schaft für Energiewissenschaft und Energiepolitik e. V." (Society for Energy Science and Energy Policy) for the best dissertation 2020 was awarded this year to Dr.-Ing. Christian Wagner for his dissertation on „In­te­gra­ti­on und Bewertung der Spitzenkappung als Planungsgrundsatz zur wirtschaftlichen Netzentwicklung in Mittelspannungsnetzen“ ("In­te­gra­ti­on and evaluation of peak curtailment as a planning principle for economic grid development in medium-voltage grids") prepared at ie3 of the TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. The selection was made by an eight-member jury of sci­en­tists from re­nowned re­search in­sti­tu­ti­ons.

In his dissertation, Dr. Wagner investigated at the level of medium-voltage electrical grids to what extent the possibility of peak curtailment of renewable energies can reduce the need for grid expansion. Among other things, one goal of the dissertation is to work out the added monetary value of integrating peak capping into the planning process at the distribution grid level.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Cam­pus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Cam­pus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Cam­pus Nord to Cam­pus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Cam­pus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on Cam­pus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Cam­pus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Cam­pus Nord and offers a direct connection to Cam­pus Süd every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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