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.
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.