Our research

In research, the e²n department deals with issues in the medium and long-term time horizon for the fundamentally new energy system design. In numerous projects, the interdisciplinary development of methods, concepts and procedures for the analysis, operational management and planning of the future decentralized power supply system with a high share of renewable energies takes place. A particular focus is the development of methods for modeling and (real-time) simulation to analyze and describe the system on different time scales and system levels. Another focus is the optimization of the operational management of the power grid through multi-criteria optimization across different actors, control strategies and time scales. Different methods and tools are used to investigate the various aspects.

As a department, we are part of the Competence Center for Decentralized Electrical Energy Supply Technology (KDEE) and cooperate closely with the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology (IEE) in Kassel. The cooperation is based, among other things, on jointly supervised student and PhD theses, courses offered by Fraunhofer scientists, research projects and the mutual provision of infrastructure. This enables excellent research opportunities and a wide range of lectures to be offered.