ENSURE II - “Neue EnergieNetzStrUktuRen für die Energiewende”
With the energy transition, the electrical power system's requirements are changing. For this reason, experts from science, industry, and civil society organizations are developing a systemic approach for future power supply systems. In order to achieve the Paris climate agreement, Germany wants to use mainly renewable energies until 2050. The shift toward a sustainable energy system leads to some complex challenges:
- volatile feed-in,
- new energy-transportation tasks,
- sector coupling,
- shut down of large power plants that ensure today’s system stability.
ENSURE is working on a future power supply system that is suitable for the new challenges. In addition, the path from today's to the future system is outlined.
The shift in power generation results in less controllable units in the transmission system and more controllable units in the distribution system. Therefore system operation must be adapted to the new conditions concerning ancillary services and system stability. In order to counteract the lack of control options in the transmission grid, one potential approach is to control DERs in clusters to provide ancillary services for the transmission grid or a higher voltage level in general.
For this reason, a distribution network control system, which enables the control of the power flow between two voltage levels, is developed. Through the control system, ancillary services can be provided from the distribution grid to the (sub-)transmission grid. For example, in the transmission system's emergency state, the power flow between the transmission and distribution grid could be adjusted to prevent a system-wide blackout. The control system uses Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) as actuators. This type of control system is defined as Cross-Voltage-Level Power Flow Control (CPFC).
- Project Duration: 2020 – 2023
- Funding by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
- Funding number: 03SFK1V0-2
Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V., DVGW-Forschungsstelle am Engler-Bunte-Institut (EBI) des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie, Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln gGmbH (EWI), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Forschungsgemeinschaft für Elektrische Anlagen und Stromwirtschaft e.V., Fachhochschule Westküste, Germanwatch e.V., Hitachi Energy, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH, OFFIS e.V., Öko-Institut, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Schleswig-Holstein Netz AG, Siemens AG, SWKiel Netz GmbH, Technische Universität Ilmenau, TenneT TSO 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.