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Verbundvorhaben: MODEX-Net

Modellvergleich von Stromnetzmodellen im eu­ro­pä­isch­en Kontext, Teilvorhaben: Das Modell MILES

The integration of renewable energies into the energy system while maintaining a high level of security of supply requires an efficient European transmission grid. For this reason, detailed grid modeling is becoming increasingly im­por­tant. Among the existing methodological approaches to transmission grid modeling, a wide range has developed over the last few years, which can lead to divergent or even contradictory model results. The overall goal of the re­search proj­ect MODEX-Net is to compare existing transmission grid models that represent both the national and the European transmission grid. By means of model experiments, the differences between the models will be identified and analyzed. This includes a comparison of the methodological principles, the applied model topologies and the data used in the participating transmission grid models. Special attention will be paid to the role of supply and demand side flexibilities. On the basis of the knowledge gained, proposals for the further development of transmission grid models will be derived in order to further increase their significance for energy system transformation.

Project coordinator:
For­schungs­zen­trum Jülich GmbH - Institut für Energie- und Klimaforschung, Elektrochemische Ver­fah­rens­tech­nik (IEK-3)

Project partners:
DLR - Institut für Vernetzte Energiesysteme e.V. (VE)
Forschungsstelle für Ener­gie­wirt­schaft (FfE)
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) - Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und in­dus­tri­el­le Pro­duk­tion (IIP)
Öko-Institut e.V. - Bereich Energie und Klimaschutz
RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity - Institut für elektrische Anlagen und Ener­gie­wirt­schaft (IAEW) 
Technische Uni­ver­si­tät Dresden, Lehrstuhl für Ener­gie­wirt­schaft (EE²)


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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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