1. D3 Micro Smart Grid
The research project “D3 Micro Smart Grid EUREF” (http://www.emo-berlin.de/en/showcase/projects/energy-charging-infrastructure/micro-smart-grid-euref/) is part of the promotional program called “International Showcase of Electric Mobility (Berlin-Brandenburg)” (http://www.emo-berlin.de/en/showcase/overview/) that is being funded by the federal government as well as by the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg for a period of three years as part of the federal government’s Showcase initiative. The objective of these large-scale regional demonstration and pilot projects is to test and promote electric mobility at the interface of energy systems, vehicles and traffic systems. The particular projects’ objective is the development and testing of a micro smart grid (MSG) at a designated local area. This independent, controllable energy network links several renewable energy sources (e.g., wind turbines and photovoltaic systems) with forms of storage (batteries, mobile storage, like electric cars). The accompanying social scientific research in this project is conducted by the TU-Campus EUREF gGmbH, an institute at the Technische Universität Berlin.
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The Energiewende is one of the German society’s most complex challenges. The aim is to base energy and heat supply as well as mobility almost completely upon renewable energies by 2050. Despite massive efforts of politics, industry and society, realizing this requires a long-term perspective: central aspects of the current supply principles will be suspended, business models are not yet self-supporting and many technical problems are still not solved.
The companies, universities and research institutions that form the Forschungscampus Mobility2Grid will join forces for long-term research about central questions of the Energiewende and innovative mobility solutions. The central idea of the Forschungscampus is the integration of commercial and private electric street vehicles into decentral power grids. Contributions from urban district development will be necessary for the implementation of the Energiewende and mobility transition. The aim is to make power and heat supply as well as mobility affordable, safe and entirely based upon renewable energies by using new technological options whilst including civil society.
TU-Campus EUREF gGmbH was an associated partner in the Forschungscampus project’s pre-phase (2013-2015). This phase served for implementing a broad public-private partnership for innovations that help realizing the Energiewende and electric mobility in connected urban districts. The TU-Campus EUREF gGmbH will continue its commitment in the project’s main phase (2016-2020) and contribute to the Energiewende’s realization through practice-oriented master programs and other training offers with up-to-date and highly demanded topics.
More information: http://www.mobility2grid.de/en/
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