All projects

Here we have provided an overview of all the projects. The search facility enables you to find projects on various topics, which are presented in a clear manner. The project status is indicated by the green dots above the respective headings: project started, initial findings and project concluded.

Transformer station

Determining the network state in low-voltage grids as close to real time as possible requires new instruments and measurement methods. Paired with data transmission, these can enable the network...

Infrastructure for the "SESA Lab" Smart Energy Simulation and Automation Laboratory

The aim of the project is to make better use of the existing transmission capacities and so reduce the need to expand the transmission grid. The engineers want to achieve this using new algorithms...

PV plant of SMA Solar Technology AG

The use of renewable energy for providing balancing power represents a major challenge on route to increasing the use of renewables in the grid. This is important, however, in order to achieve a...

PV plants and wind turbines

In the joint ReWP project, the researchers are investigating the extent to which wind and solar energy can be used to provide balancing power. This is an essential step in ensuring a high proportion...

In the PolyEnergyNet project, it is being investigated where it is at all viable to develop holons and how the generation and consumption can be balanced out.

In the PolyEnergyNet project, developers led by project coordinator Dr Ralf Levacher are focussing on constructing a resilient grid at the medium- and low-voltage level.

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Basic information

The energy generated in a grid must always be equal to the energy consumed. The ancillary services are tasked with ensuring this.


Virtual power plants, active distribution grids, smart meters and adaptive protection systems – here you can find information about the most important aspects of smart grids.


What do direct and alternating current mean? How do they differ and what are the advantages and disadvantages?


How is our power grid structured? What sort of networks are there? What do security and quality of supply mean?