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Wind-2-Grid – Using wind energy to rebuild the grid


On the basis of the geographically distributed generation structures, this Bremen University research project aims to develop the special functional possibilities of wind turbines for the stability of the electricity supply system. The intention is to prevent widespread power outages.

Further to this, the project is intended to make it possible to restore the electricity supply using wind power: greater energy efficiency from renewable energies means lower carbon emissions from fossil fuels used to stabilise the grid. Since a widespread electricity outage also has a big impact on digital communications, this task needs to be carried out using the simplest possible means of communication.

One of the biggest challenges in the energy transition is to link up energy consumption and the highly volatile supply from renewable sources in such a way that security of supply is safeguarded even when there are lengthy gaps in supply – i.e. when there is little wind and sunshine. The autonomous re-start of the wind farm and the restoration of the electricity supply following a total blackout (black start capability) currently poses a challenge for the management of wind farms, even though this is not part of the grid connection requirements currently in force.

The project is financed with funds from the European Union and the State of Bremen, the Senator for Climate Change Mitigation, Environment, Mobility, Urban Development and Housing Construction, the Applied Environmental Research funding programme.

Programmes
ERDF Bremen 2014 - 2020
Degree of priority / area of funding
Priority Axis 3 – The Climate Change Axis
Specific objective 9: Establishing and applying new technologies to cut carbon emissions in the commercial sector
Total volume of money (in )
749.686,35
Proportion of funds
of which national public funding: €374,843.18
of which ERDF funding: €374,843.18
Runtime
01.01.2020 - 31.12.2022
Venue
City of Bremen
Contact
Ulrike Christiansen
Senator for Climate Protection, Environment, Mobility, Urban Development and Housing
Referat 20
An der Reeperbahn 2
28217 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 361-4950
Fax: +49 421 496-4950
E-Mail: ulrike.christiansen@umwelt.bremen.de