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The RWE AG Germany (Essen) presented on 29/09/2014 in Reken a smart grid (smart grid), the model for other electricity networks to be in Europe.

As part of the EU-funded project “Grid4EU” explores RWE with partners, such as smart grids to achieve the EU headline targets for 2020 in the areas of climate change and sustainable energy can contribute. The results will be collected and evaluated by 2016.

Grid4EU is one of the largest EU-funded smart grid projects

“Grid4EU” with a total funding of 25.5 million Euros one of the largest EU-funded smart grid projects and is supported under the 7th Research Framework Programme. In six European countries distribution network operators develop innovative concepts and technologies, the networks cost efficient, more reliable, more flexible and to make more resilient. RWE has invested one million euros in the project in Reken according to own data. The European Union is funding the project with around 500,000 euros.

technology is integrated into the existing local network

As part of the research project, RWE is working with ABB and the Technical University of Dortmund together. The technology is already fully integrated into the existing local network of Reken says RWE. New resources in the local network stations measure the actual load situations in the power grid and automatically adapt the network structure to the current requirements.

Existing ring lines are switched according to requirements that consumers and feeders are directly connected to each other. In this way, the current that is produced in Reken also increasingly used in Reken. The power going through the advanced control function and reliable, emphasizes the RWE. In case of failure the grid management center in Arnsberg know directly where a repair is necessary.

Flexible network expansion with technical intelligence

“With technical intelligence we can make the network expansion flexibility. Here in Reken we want to show that our Smart Grid solutions are forward for Europe,” said Dr. Joachim Schneider, CTO of RWE Germany.

The community Reken in Münsterland with 14,000 inhabitants was chosen because there is already installed especially many plants using renewable energies and still more are planned. In the Network of West Netz GmbH about as much electricity is already produced as consumed – but not always at the same time.

04/10/2014 | Source: RWE Germany | © Heindl Server GmbH

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