Electric Power Systems and Smart Grids
Integrating Renewable Energies
Power generation from renewable energy sources such as wind energy or photovoltaic fluctuates and varies based on the weather. The electric capacity currently being generated hardly correlates with our current power use. This fact calls for new solutions, e.g. capacitors which balance the delayed production and use characteristic.
Smart grids developed at the Institute of Energy Systems and Fluid Engineering (IEFE) can further optimally match the production and use requirements which vary by region. For example, excess power generated locally can be transferred to where it's actually needed.
Or vice versa, if the current power use needs to be adjusted to the available power generated locally. This is the only way to ensure stable operation of electrical energy systems in the future.