This project aims at developing innovative grid concepts for the energy industry of the future and their demonstration in a suitable pilot region. These concepts are characterised by the fact that they can easily be adapted to ongoing technological developments as well as quickly changing customer requirements. The concepts form the basis for future client's benefits.
In parallel, an evaluation method to assess network innovations is to be developed to provide distribution network operators with an affordable and largely standardised procedure to periodically analyse and if required adjust their network structures and resource technologies.
The innovative grid concepts are developed in consideration of the pursued political objectives.
The project aimed at optimizing the combination of well-established and new technologies for building efficient and sustainable distribution grids which preserve assuring the supply quality of electricity assuming the expected supply situation in the year 2030, which we expect will see a lot more of renewable energies being fed to the grid.
The project is located in two german regions: Bitburg-Prüm and Emsland.
The project primarily focuses on electrical engineering aspects of the energy grid of the future and therefore stands out from the large number of projects that deal with intelligent energy management. Against this backdrop, the project pursues the following sub-goals:
The implementation and large-scale demonstration in a separate distribution network in the Rhine-Ruhr pilot region are used to validate the examined grid concepts in terms of feasibility and practical operation.