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DLR Institute of Networked Energy Systems

DLR Institute of Networked Energy Systems

The DLR Institute of Networked Energy Systems in Oldenburg develops technologies and concepts for future energy supply based on renewable energy sources. The major challenge is how to form stable and efficient energy systems from weather-dependent decentralised production units. The research for this transformation process follows a D3 approach (D3 = Decarbonisation, Decentralisation, Digitalisation).

The Institute’s three departments – Urban and Residential Technologies, Energy Systems Technology and Energy Systems Analysis – work on system-related issues for intelligent and efficient linking of the electricity, heating and transport sectors. Systems of all sizes and levels are being investigated, ranging from individual installations and “smart” buildings to networked residential districts and cities. The Institute also evaluates energy systems at national and international levels, using its own network structure models and technology assessment methods.

Research Topics

  • Technologies for decentralised power and heat generation
  • Technologies for sector coupling (transport, power, heat)
  • Power grid technology and management
  • Systems integration and energy management in the smart home, smart city and smart grid
  • Systems integration of various storage technologies and other flexibility options, future provision of ancillary services
  • Modelling of power grids and energy systems
  • Technology assessment
  • Energy meteorology

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Projects involved in

Project name SubProject Title Country Budget

Sub project 1

Construction of Improved HT-PEM MEAs and Stacks for Long Term Stable Modular CHP Units

Germany 6.097.180 €

Sub project 1

Understanding the Degradation Mechanisms of Membrane-Electrode-Assembly for High Temperature PEMFCs and Optimization of the Individual Components.

Greece 3.189.919 €

Sub project 1

Efficient use of resources in energy converting applications

Germany 6.299.714 €

Sub project 1

Pathway to a Competitive European FC mCHP market

Belgium 86.263.095 €

Sub project 1

Development of PEM Fuel Cell Stack Reference Test Procedures for Industry

Germany 5.637.780 €

Sub project 1

Demonstration of Small 4-Wheel fuel cell passenger vehicle Applications in Regional and Municipal transport

United Kingdom 15.803.804 €

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