26. und 27. September 2019 in Aachen im Hotel Quellenhof
Der gesellschaftliche Diskurs über eine erfolgreiche Energiewende ist in Zeiten der Fridays For Future-Bewegung, der Empfehlungen aus der Kohlekommission, der 5G-Frequenzversteigerungen sowie der strategischen Neuorientierungen von Marktakteuren in vollem Gange.
Sachkundige Vertreter aus der Strom- und Gaswirtschaft sowie Digitalisierungsexperten aus Industrie und Wissenschaft werden auf der FGE-Tagung entsprechende Kernfragen ansprechen, wie z. B.
- Wie gelingt eine klima- und wirtschaftsfreundliche sowie sichere Energiewende?
- Welchen Einfluss hat die Digitalisierung auf die zukünftige Netzbewirtschaftung?
- Welche Rolle spielt zukünftig die gemeinsame Planung und der Betrieb eines sektorenübergreifenden Energieversorgungssystems?
Wir sind überzeugt, dass die unterschiedlichen Perspektiven unserer Redner interessante Diskussionen anreizen werden. Wir laden Sie somit herzlich zur FGE-Tagung 2019 ein, um dieser Diskussion beizuwohnen und diese mitzugestalten.
Further information on this will be announced in time. We would be delighted to welcome you there.
FGE-Colloquium summer semester 2020
„Accelerating the Energiewende: utilizing fast flexible grid solutions to transform power networks“, 22. June 2020
FGE Colloquium 06/22/2020: Flexible assets prevent congestions in the transmission grid
On 22 June 2020, another colloquium organised by Forschungsgesellschaft Energie (FGE) took place. It has been the second one during this semester and because of COVID19-pandemic it was the second online-event as well. The topic „Accelerating the Energiewende: utilizing fast flexible grid solutions to transform power networks“ met with a tremendous interest. More than 250 participants discussed with experts about powerflow-controlling devices for an optimised utilisation of existing transport capacities in the transmission grid, which is a highly up-to-date topic considering that from the year 2023 on, after the German nuclear phase-out, Ad-hoc-measures for a fast deployment of such equipment need to be carried out according to the German Network Development Plan (NDP). Meeting this challenge, the Static Synchrounous Series Compensator (SSSC) was presented as a possible solution, which is a modular, flexible and fast-deployable asset for the transmission grid.
The basis of discussion was formed by a study about the deployment of SSSCs for relieving typical congestions in the German transmission grid. The study was carried out under the leadership of Dr. Ing. Annika Klettke (IAEW, RWTH Aachen University). From the results, it got clear that the needed redispatch volume could be significantly reduced by using the SSSC for a better utilisation of already-present transport capacities. Dr. Klettke emphasised that the SSSC, in contrast to other power-flow controlling devices like phase shift transformers (PST), is advantageous because of its modularity, flexible control and easier deployment.
In the following panel discussion, Giles Dickson from WindEurope, Dr. Stefan Mischinger from Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena), David Wright from Nationalgrid (UK), Dr. Bartosz Rusek from Amprion and Gregg Rotenberg, CEO of SmartWires, discussed about the deployment of such devices for an optimised utilisation of the existing grid.
There was a strong consensus between the speakers concerning the need of flexible and innovative assets like the SSSC. David Wright talked about the experience of nationalgrid (UK) from carrying out a project that aims at the better usage of present transport capacities by deploying SSSCs. He classified the SSSC as very cost-effective and innovative product, which could reduce the overall costs for grid development. Concerning grid development, Dr. Stefan Mischinger pointed out that economy and politics especially value the market maturity of products when it comes to a long-term grid development plan, which needs to meet complex requirements on the one hand and is very cost-intensive on the other hand. Dr. Bartosz Rusek emphasised the ongoing decrease of large generation units, which also leads to the need of more innovative assets in order to guarantee frequency and voltage stability and effectively prevent network oscillations. Gregg Rotenberg finally came to the conclusion that in the future, the coexistence of grid development and flexible technologies is important. After every speaker had made a statement, a discussion with participants followed. At the end of the event, Prof. Dr. Ing. Albert Moser summed up that with the introduction of the SSSC, another innovative tool for an optimized grid operation is now available in addition to already used innovative tools, which for instance are dynamic line rating, grid boosters and PSTs.
More about the event below:
The next Annual General Meeting and Board of Trustees meeting will take place on 28 September 2018 in Aachen. It starts at 5 pm.
In the excursion week of RWTH Aachen (Pentecost), every year IAEW organizes an excursion to companies of the energy sector and in particular to company members.
The last pentecost excursion, IAEW directed in the period from 17th to 20th May 2016 via Saarbrücken, Laufenburg and Munich to Stuttgart. Among other things, the power plant Ensdorf of VSE and the steelworks of Saarstahl, but also the cavern power plant Wehr of Schluchseewerke as well as the control room of Swissgrid were visited. In addition, a transformer station and a combined heat power plant of Stadtwerke München and the research campus of Bosch in Renningen were visited.