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Research Groups

Energy System Design & Transmission Grids


The research group "Energy System Design & Transmission Grids" focuses on the holistic development and evaluation of sustainable transmission grid infrastructures and energy system designs. The analyses are based on the European energy market and transmission grid simulation framework MILES developed at ie³, which has already been used in numerous system studies and is constantly being further developed.

Research Areas

  • Modelling and forecasting of the regional expansion of renewable energies at sea and on land under continuously changing political conditions
  • Simulation of the European electricity market to analyze the future use of generation units and storage facilities as well as electricity trading as a result of different electricity market designs
  • Consideration of uncertainties in transmission grid planning in energy systems increasingly characterized by renewable energies
  • Development of solutions to meet the increased need for flexibility, taking into account an increasing coupling of the sectors: electricity, heat and transport
  • Determination or dimensioning of the balancing power requirement taking into account new technologies and marketing concepts
  • Execution of transmission grid analyses to determine future congestion management needs and to identify changed requirements for future grid structures
  • Derivation of targeted transmission grid reinforcement and grid expansion measures to ensure reliable and at the same time economical grid operation within the scope of target grid planning
  • Technical-economic evaluation and prioritization of such measures

Team Members

Research Assistant Jan Peper, M.Sc. (Group Leader) jan.peper@tu-dortmund.de
Research Assistant David Kröger, M.Sc. david.kroeger@tu-dortmund.de
Research Assistant Jiayan Liu, M.Sc. jiayan.liu@tu-dortmund.de
Research Assistant Björn Matthes, M.Sc. bjoern.matthes@tu-dortmund.de
Research Assistant Anna Marie Mindrup, M.Sc. anna.mindrup@tu-dortmund.de
Research Assistant Nils Offermann, M.Sc. nils.offermann@tu-dortmund.de
Research Assistant Tobias Patzwald, M.Sc. tobias.patzwald@tu-dortmund.de
Research Assistant Dennis Schmid, M.Sc. dennis.schmid@tu-dortmund.de
Research Assistant Milijana Teodosic, M.Sc. milijana.teodosic@tu-dortmund.de

Contact

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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