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.

Zentral im Bild steht eine Windenergieanlage auf einem Feld, links und rechts eingerahmt von Hochspannungsleitungen.

The power grid is no longer a one-way street. The expansion of photovoltaic systems and wind turbines and other controlled decentralised systems for electricity generation, storage and use make for...


When alternating voltages reach the limits — for example, during transmission from offshore wind farms to the load centres — high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission could be a solution.

Im Forschungsvorhaben NeToVe zeigen Forscher, wie eine neue Netztopologie helfen kann, mehr dezentrale Energie ins Netz zu speisen.

The goal is ensuring the familiar and high reliability of supply but with increased horizontal feed-in from decentralised power generation systems.


Superconductors can protect the grid. Up to a certain temperature, they conduct electricity with no resistance. Only above this so-called transition temperature does their resistance increase...

The proactive distribution grid

The project combines energy markets and networks based on the BDEW traffic light. Through a new platform, grid operators can access (load and generation) flexibility, prevent local network congestion...

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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?