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Universelles Leistungsmanagement in der Niederspannung

The proj­ect objective is to create a way to integrate more renewable energy gen­era­tion plants and consumers without overloading the grid. Furthermore, it should enable the monitoring and/or observability of the grid during operation. Conventional grid expansion should be avoided, or at least delayed, as far as possible by using a power management system and the use of additional grid components, e.g. storage facilities. The results already obtained in the previous EOSG proj­ect will be used as a basis.

Schematic pricture of the ULN-System © ie3

In the described proj­ect, a stand-alone power management system will be developed that exploits the intelligence of smart grid components to meet the requirements of network operators, producers and consumers while reducing CO2 and other climate-relevant emissions. A concrete grid section on the campus of AVU GmbH in Gevelsberg is used to demonstrate the functionality of the performance management system. In addition, further tests during off-nominal operating network conditions, are executed in the Smart Grid Technology Lab at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. The pilot network already contains charging points for electric vehicles and a photovoltaic system is being installed during the proj­ect duration.  In addition, a electronic controllable local network transformer (ERT) will be installed in the demonstration network area of AVU. Furthermore, a storage device, which still has to be dimensioned, will be integrated at a suitable place in the network to investigate to what extent it can be used to support the network and to reduce transmission losses. The overall layout of the planned pilot network is shown in the proj­ect outline below.

Project Partners: AVU Netz GmbH, ct.e GmbH, e.f.Ruhr GmbH

Project Duration: 11/2019 - 10/2022

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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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