Digital replica of a real hybrid regulating power station
by DLR Institute of Networked Energy Systems
DLR is developing a simulation model containing strategies for managing and operating a unique hybrid system consisting of a large stationary battery system and a power-to-heat unit
Energy flows have to be considered across multiple sectors if the energy transition is to be designed successfully. This increases flexibility of the overall system to efficiently balance out energy supply fluctuations between the power grid, the mobility sector and district heating demand, while at the same time ensuring the stability in the power grid. Against this background, the Institute of Networked Energy Systems at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) currently develops a digital replica of a real hybrid regulating power station as part of the HyReK 2.0 research project (“hybrid regulating power station”, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy). The power station provides frequency containment reserve in Bremen's Hastedt district and particularly makes efficient use of the interface between the power grid and district heating.
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