In order to achieve the national climate protection goals by 2050, a substantial share of energy in the electricity, heat and transport sectors will have to be provided from renewable energy sources in the future. The associated expansion of renewables will lead to a high proportion of decentralized, intermittent generation in the system. This ongoing trend is not only accompanied by new requirements for the interaction of conventional and renewable generation in the electricity sector, but will also be a major long-term driver for increasing interaction between the electricity, heating and transport sectors. The aim of the research project “GreenVEgaS” is the development of a multi-stage optimization procedure for the economic evaluation of cross-sectoral energy infrastructure, generation and demand. For this purpose, the application-specific optimization models of the project partners will be further developed and interlinked in order to be able to map the entire energy system in an iterative cross-sectoral overall model. Within this framework, various future scenarios are being examined with regard to their impact on the electricity, gas and heating sectors. The ie³ Research Group Energy System Design & Transmission Grids conducts electricity market simulations for the future scenarios and examines the effects on the transmission grid. The Research Group Distribution Grid Planning & Operation examines the effects on the distribution network infrastructure and determines the need for expansion in the distribution network, taking into account the flexibility available. In order to determine the optimal transformation path, inefficiencies in each sector are identified and future scenarios are improved. In this way, the aim, to describe optimal transformation paths towards an environmentally friendly, reliable and affordable energy supply, taking into account local and transregional boundary conditions of the network infrastructures for electricity, gas and heat can, be achieved.
- Project duration: 09/2020 - 08/2023
Technische Universität Dortmund, Institut für Energiesysteme, Energieeffizienz und Energiewirtschaft | Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e. V. | Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln (EWI)
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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.