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Dynamische, adaptive und flexible Prozesse und Technologien für die Energie- und rohstoffwende

The digitalisation of the energy infrastructure requires an increasing demand for real, comprehensible measurement data from the energy world for efficient dimensioning. While large generation units already have a good data base, thanks to transparency obligations, real measurement data from energy consumers is still largely unavailable. However, this data represents an important basis for innovations in energy system transformation, whether for the creation of smart grids, efficiency measures or business models based on artificial intelligence. This is precisely where the openMeter research project aims to provide the necessary relief. With the establishment of the "Open Energy Meter Data" platform, a web-based access point is to be created to collect and analyse energy consumption data.

Two concrete areas of use (an AI-based analysis for the verification of efficiency measures and a consumption modelling for electricity grid planning), on whose example the added value of the platform is to be examined, have already been defined at the start of the project. Further potential areas of use will be collected within the project framework and new partners will be acquired. If you are interested in testing these new models with us, openMeter will be pleased to receive your contact request or to participate in our stakeholder workshop. More about this here

"With the Open Data platform, we are looking forward to highlighting the white spots in the data landscape and are confident that the project will make a good contribution to filling these gaps with meaningful data sets. This should not only help all participants in the energy market, but also the energy system transformation itself.” Dr.-Ing. Ulf Häger, TU Dortmund.

In terms of data technology, the integration of several thousand measurement time series in the areas of electricity, heating and cooling should be made available. In the course of this, the consortium will also develop, test and implement concepts for anonymisation procedures. This is intended to achieve the perfect balance between a broad, value-added data exchange among all participants and ensuring that no conclusions can be drawn about individual consumers.

The Institute for Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency and Energy Economics at the TU Dortmund University will be responsible for managing the project network and modelling consumption for electricity network planning. The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) is responsible for the realisation and evaluation of the use cases based on machine learning methods. The logarithmo GmbH & Co. KG develops the underlying data platform as well as a web-based platform for the provision of data analyses and AI procedures. Discovergy GmbH, the environmental and energy management of the city of Wuppertal and the Energieagentur Rheinland-Pfalz GmbH (EARLP) will support the project by testing the applications and sample data sets as well as defining possible use cases, data protection issues and in testing.

Help us to further drive forward the energy transition and let us reward you as a driver of the energy transition! Simply contact the consortium at contactopenmeterde

Project duration: 05/2020 - 04/2023

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Project Partners

Technische Universität Dortmund, Institut für Energiesysteme, Energieeffizienz und Energiewirtschaft (ie3) | Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik (ITWM) | logarithmo GmbH & Co.KG | Discovergy GmbH | Stadt Wuppertal | Energieagentur Rheinland-Pfalz GmbH (EA RLP)


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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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