Institute of Power Systems and Power Economics, RWTH Aachen University

Key areas of expertise

  • simulation of grid operation and congestion management of the European transmission grid
  • unit commitment optimization for Europe
  • integrated simulation of electricity, gas and heat markets
  • system integration of renewable energy sources and energy storages
  • market analysis and price forecasts
  • system stability of transmission and distribution grids
  • grid expansion planning
  • supply quality and security of supply for electrical grids
  • Kopernikus für die Energiewende
  • Designetz: Baukasten Energiewende
  • Der nächste grofle Schritt der Energiewende (enera)
  • Flexible Electrical Networks of the Future (FEN)
  • Reservemärkte im Wandel - Neue Konzepte für mehr Versorgungssicherheit (ReWal)
  • Innovative Netzsicherheitsrechnung (UMBRELL)
  • Grid Integrated Multi Megawatt High Pressure Alkaline Electrolysers for Energy Applications (ELYntegration)

Key infrastructure/tools

  • market simulation
  • grid models of the European transmission grid and German 110 kV grid
  • optimization framework for transmission grid operation simulation (ZKNOT)
  • tools for probabilistic generation of German medium and low voltage grids
  • target grid planning tool for distribution grids
  • optimization of required distribution grid expansion needs in Germany

Contributions to VILLAS project

  • Phase I
    • Support other institutes with experience on grid models for transmission and distribution grids
    • Support other institutes with expert knowledge on optimization frameworks combining market and grid simulations for integration into the overall VILLAS interconnected facilities
  • Phase II
    • Contribute to project acquisition allowing further development of the VILLAS concept