The electricity systems are in a rapid change process due to the energy transition. After many years of evolutionary developments in the power generation structure, adding smaller decentralised units to the conventional generation fleets, a technically far more complex phase of the full transition to renewable generation has started.

Especially in Europe we are already in the middle of very dynamic developments:

  • decommissioning or intermittent operation of large thermal power plants, leading to a lack of traditional ancillary services
  • steadily rising transport distances in the transmission grid as a result of large renewable generation surplus in distant areas 
  • at the same time the rise of new business models and technologies for flexible trade of new renewables
  • rapidly rising complexity and data intensity in system and grid operations on all voltage levels to accomodate all these developments

We focus our research on the technical consequences for the electric power system and incorporate the latest findings and developments into our teaching.