Head of Department: Dr. Thomas Vogt
Secretariat: Verena Schütte
Our energy system is in a state of transition. Structures that were once based on central power plants and fossil fuels are increasingly being replaced by weather-dependent renewable energies and decentralised systems for more environmentally-friendly energy provision. By providing detailed background knowledge, the Energy Systems Analysis Department at the Institute of Networked Energy Systems pursues the goal of enabling optimum structures and controls for networked energy systems featuring a high proportion of renewable energies that are beneficial both economically and ecologically and are also accepted by society.
To achieve this, we examine the spatial and temporal variability and the system behaviour of renewable energies. Based upon the results, we develop feed-in management tools that enable prospective improvements to the manageability of power networks. We also highlight the aspects of system stability and flexibilisation at different voltage levels using grid models which we develop based on open data and open source principles for research issues related to systems analysis. As a result of the Institute's technical competencies in the City and Building Technologies and the Energy Systems Technology Departments, we are also able to use the energy systems analysis to carry out detailed techno-economic, ecological and socio-technical assessments of both existing grid-connected energy technologies and systems as well as those in development.
The research priorities in the Energy Systems Analysis Department are currently covered in three groups:
Energy System Modelling
Energy Scenarios and Technology Assessment