The Center for Power Electronics and Sustainable Grids has an infrastructure that is one of its kind in the world and features unique laboratory equipment.
With our TestLab Power Electronics, we have many years of experience in the testing, characterization, and optimization of power electronics components and systems. This allows us to investigate the influence of inverters at all levels of the grid very precisely, among other things. Thanks to a dedicated connection, designed for 40 MVA, of our new laboratory to the 110 kV network level, we are able to operate Power Generating Units (PGUs) and power converters up to the multi-megawatt range. In addition to conformity with the latest grid codes, such as HVRT and LVRT, we also test the stability and reliability of PGUs and their components. Besides our testing activities, we also develop inverters for low and medium voltage in our laboratories according to the requirements for the respective applications and in close cooperation with our customers. We accompany them from the initial idea to the release for series production.
The Center for Power Electronics and Sustainable Grids is also fully equipped with decentralized generating technologies, energy storage systems and loads for future residential and commercial buildings to research smart energy concepts. Both individual systems and integrated concepts of system suppliers can be tested in a realistic environment using this combined heat and power infrastructure. We conduct customer-specific investigations, such as the evaluation of grid compatibility, efficiency or business models with the help of individual reference scenarios. Intelligent plant management concepts and networked control systems are also developed, implemented on prototypes and tested.
Dedicated high-voltage connection for research purposes
Medium voltage laboratories and test facilities
Low voltage laboratories and test facilities
Field Test Equipment
Smart Energy Laboratory