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Innovative Planung und multikriterielle Optimierung für Verteilnetze zur Einbettung von Elektromobilität und dezentralen elektrischen Speicherlösungen auf Basis Agentenbasierter Multiskalensimulation

The increasing integration of a large number of decentralised, renewable energy producers combined with decreasing network budgets has posed new challenges for distribution network operators in recent years and continues to do so today. In addition, air and climate protection is focusing on the need to reduce emissions through the transformation of the transport sector by means of sector coupling of road transport and electrical energy supply, and will lead to further increases in the demands on electrical distribution networks in the coming years. Electromobility is also changing the supply task of distribution network operators, which is characterised by increasing volatility, and is significantly increasing planning uncertainties. The divergent and wide range of possible market run-up scenarios and spatial penetration rates of electric vehicles play a major role in this context.

The complexity of distribution network planning increases considerably as a result: while conventional planning is based on only a few extreme cases, the supply task will in future have to be increasingly differentiated in terms of location and customer-specificity. In addition, the call for temporal and technical flexibility must already be taken into account in the planning process in order to realise a network expansion in line with demand. Finally, the divergent bandwidth of the different generation, storage and consumption scenarios must be handled with network planning agility and addressed with a risk-based prioritisation of measures.

For this purpose, NOVAgent is to determine the location-specific investment behaviour in electric vehicles and storage solutions on the prediction level based on divergent framework conditions using data mining methods based on sociodemographic & socio-geographic data. The movement and consumption profiles of the users and their multi-dimensional interaction define the future generation situations and supply tasks in a time- and location-specific manner in the form of hotspot analyses and are obtained by agent-based simulations weighted by probability. On the action level, the results enable the connection of spatial and network planning, which allows the determination of optimal charging infrastructures and the derivation of prioritised cost-optimal recommendations for action in distribution network planning by means of innovative optimisation.

Project duration: 05/2019 - 04/2022

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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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