Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology

Power Generation and Automatic Control

Our current fields of research: Grid dynamics, grid control and system operation; Interaction of power plants and grid in energy markets; Energy system analysis in consideration of the grid; Control of thermal power plants

Activities

The department Power Generation and Automatic Control performs research on the interaction of all actors involved in electrical power supply. Our activities can be classified into the following areas of research:

  • Grid dynamics, grid control and system operation: Modelling of power grid dynamics and development of automatic control mechanisms to ensure gird stability in normal and disturbed operation conditions. An important focus is on new technologies such as converter based generation and battery storage systems [more]
  • Interaction of power plants and grid in energy markets: Dynamic phenomena and requirements on dynamic performance for power plants and grids that arise from the energy market [more]
  • Energy system analysis in consideration of the power grid: Analysis of development paths for the power system, explicitly taking the grid into account [more]
  • Control of thermal power plants: unit control concepts and model based control for the improvement of the dynamic performance of thermal power plants [more]

Association AKN

In cooperation with the association AKN e. V. (Verein der Freunde und Förderer der Forschung im Bereich Automatisierungspraxis, Kraftwerksleittechnik und Netzregelung e.V.) we organize workshops in our research fields.

Contact

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Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Hendrik Lens

Head of Department Power Generation and Automatic Control (SuA)
Professor of Power Plant and Grid Systems