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Schaufenster: Designetz – Baukasten Energiewende – Von Einzellösungen zum effizienten System der Zukunft

Designetz is a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. It is a demonstration project for the integration of renewable energies into the supply system within the framework of the funding programme "Shop Window Intelligent Energy - Digital Agenda for the Energy Turnaround (SINTEG)". Together with 46 other partners from public utilities, industry and science, the ie³ will, under the leadership of innogy SE, combine existing individual solutions for the integration of renewable energies through optimised market, network and system use as an overall solution for an energy supply system of the future. The Designetz showcase covers the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland and thus represents a representative model region from which statements for the whole of Germany can be derived.

Within the framework of this project, the ie³ has been commissioned to develop a so-called "system cockpit". This will coordinate the interaction of the different actors, so that a coordinated use of flexibility between market participants and the network, cascaded across different network levels, can be demonstrated. For this purpose, the participating demonstration projects will call up flexibilities, which will generate a corresponding service reference there and initiate associated communication processes. In addition, a simulation tool will be developed which will help to determine a cost-minimised demand and use of possible flexibility options from an overall system perspective.

Project duration: 01/2017 - 12/2020

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Project Partners

Backes SRT GmbH | Bergische Uni­ver­si­tät Wuppertal | Creos Deutsch­land GmbH | Deutsches For­schungs­zen­trum für künstliche Intelligenz GmbH | Deutsche Telekom AG | Dort­mun­der Energie- und Wasserversorgung GmbH | Energieagentur Rheinland-Pfalz | Evonik Industries AG | EWR Netz GmbH | Fraunhofer-Institut für Experimentelles Software Engineering | Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e. V. | GIP AG | Hager Electro GmbH & Co. KG | Hoch­schu­le für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes | Institut für Elektrische Anlagen und Energiewirtschaft / RWTH Aachen University | Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH | IS Predict GmbH | John Deere GmbH & Co. KG, European Technology In­no­va­ti­on Center | Kommunale Netze Eifel AöR | OFFIS e. V. – Institut für Informatik Oldenburg | Pfalzwerke AG | SAG GmbH | Scheer GmbH | Sirrix AG | Stadtwerke Mainz AG | Stadtwerke Saarlouis GmbH | STEAG GmbH | StoREgio Energiespeichersysteme e. V. | Technische Uni­ver­si­tät Dort­mund, Institut für Energiesysteme, Energieeffizienz und Energiewirtschaft | Transferstelle für Rationelle und Regenerative Energienutzung Bingen | Technische Werke Ludwigshafen | Uni­ver­si­tät des Saarlandes | VOLTARIS GmbH | VSE Gruppe: VSE AG und energis-Netzgesellschaft mbH | Westnetz GmbH

Associated partners:
Amprion GmbH | E.ON SE | ELE Verteilnetz GmbH | EWR AG | EWR Neue Energien GmbH | Glen Dimplex Deutschland GmbH | Solibra System Montage GmbH | Trimet Aluminium SE | Rhein Ruhr Power e. V. | Energieagentur NRW | Innovation City Management GmbH


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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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