System Dynamics

We study the dynamics of energy systems


The electrical power supply and electrical grids are undergoing a transformation, partly due to communicative networking such as with SmartGrid technologies, and partly due to the resulting ability to better control and regulate grid operations. 

The controlled management of inhomogeneous and distributed storage technologies such as electromobility, stationary battery storage and thermal storage can facilitate the integration of highly fluctuating, decentralized generation from solar and wind energy. In this context, a high temporal resolution is important, which allows to describe the continuously increasing system dynamics. For this purpose, we develop models for individual components as well as for the higher-level energy system. 

For example, systems consisting of a PV generation plant and stationary electrical battery storage are modeled in a real electrical distribution grid. Through the coupled simulation of the components and the grid, the effects of different strategies can be described and evaluated.