This program line consists of three topics:
1. Large-Scale Smart Transmission Systems
The energy system is becoming increasingly complex because of the energy transition. Predicting and balancing the energy chain from generation to usage will become a challenge more frequently as the energy transition progresses. Market models for balancing and pricing are expected to become under pressure. This theme includes research and product development that contribute to flexibility in the energy system.
2. The Grid at Sea
Connecting wind farms to the electricity onshore grid is becoming increasingly challenging as the number of wind farms grows and the wind farms are situated further from shore. The cables will have to bridge longer distances, which leads to greater challenges in being able to guarantee the quality of power. International cooperation between countries around the North Sea will become increasingly important to be able to coordinate supply and demand.
3. Conversion and Storage
Electric power conversion and storage are crucial building blocks for the energy transition, but internationally these are in an early development phase for large-scale application. Nevertheless, the energy transition is unthinkable without the possibility to store wind energy so that the energy supply is not dependent on the wind energy generated at that specific point in time.
In the program document you can find an overview of all program lines and research topics.