Publicly Funded Research Projects


The research teams at IAEW work on a multitude of publicly funded research projects, which, amongst others, are funded by the European Union, the federal government, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen (AiF). The topics of these projects range from classic high-voltage technology research to the modelling and simulation as well as the optimisation and assessment of the technical and economic development and behaviour of the electrical power system, in particular the electric power generation, transmission and distribution, but also profit maximisation, quality of supply and environmental compatibility. Moreover, the areas of electromobility, digitalisation and IT security form an important part of the research projects at IAEW.

The following list gives an overview of our current publicly funded research projects as well as former projects, which have concluded successfully. We wish to express our gratitude to the public entities and program managements for the continuous support of our research.

Project Topic Funding Start End
QUIRINUS-Control Voltage Quality Reliability in the Structural Change of the Rhenish Region BMWK 06.2022 05.2026
PROGRESS Evaluation of Curative Actions in Extra-High Voltage and High Voltage Networks BMWK 06.2022 11.2025
VeN²uS Interconnected grid protection systems - Adaptive and interconnected BMWi 09.2021 08.2024
Fuel Science Center EXC 2186 Adaptive Conversion Systems for Renewable Energy and Carbon Sources DFG 01.2019 12.2025
Q-SWOP Integrated planning and metrologically monitored implementation of distributed supply concepts in different districts BMWi 10.2018 09.2023
INTERFACE TSO-DSO-Consumer INTERFACE architecture to provide innovative grid services for an efficient power system EU 01.2019 12.2022
PlaMES Integrated Planning of Multi-Energy Systems EU 11.2019 10.2022
Phoenix Electrical Power System’s Shield against complex incidants and extensice cyber and privacy attacks EU 09.2019 08.2022
HydroFlex Increasing the value of Hydropower through increased Flexibility EU 05.2018 04.2022
U-Quality Implications of future low-voltage grid use cases for power quality BMWi 04.2019 09.2022
MODEX-Net Comparison of power grid models in a European context, sub-project: The MarS and ZKNOT models BMWi 01.2019 12.2021
FlexHub Distributed flexibility data register for future electricity markets of the energy transition BMWi 01.2019 12.2021
MAGICAL Market and grid integration of centralised and local markets BMBF 10.2019 09.2021
InnoSys 2030 Innovation in Power System Operation until 2030 BMWi 10.2018 09.2021
MEDIT Methods for energy grid actors for prevention, detection and reaction against IT-failures and attacks BMWi 10.2018 09.2021
MAKSIM Development of a cost-effective measuring and diagnostic system for the optimization of the maintenance and renewal planning of the medium and low voltage equipment park BMWi 09.2018 08.2021
STeP Development of a method for integrated distribution gird and PLC technology planning taking into account scenario and use case-dependent requirements BMWi 09.2018 08.2021
BlockcENtive Disruptive changes in power economics caused by the blockchain technology BMWi 07.2019 06.2021
Concept ELV² – Technology Developing electric mobility concepts for heavy-duty distribution traffic and investigation of the effects of charging processes of electric trucks on the utilisation of distribution grids BMWi 10.2017 01.2021
SINTEG - DESIGNETZ SINTEG – Schaufenster intelligente Energie BMWi 01.2017 12.2020
SINTEG - enera Digitalisation of the power supply; sub-project: Interlinking of grid planning and operation BMWi 01.2017 12.2020
Plan4Res Synergistic Approach of Multi-Energy Models for an European Optimal Energy System Management Tool EU 11.2017 10.2020
eMIND Investigation of the loading of distribution grids caused by commercial and semi-public charging infrastructure in the city of Düren as well as development of load management concepts BMWi 11.2019 12.2023
Cities in Charge Analysis of the effects of charging infrastructure and the benefits of intelligent charging control on the utilisation of distribution grids and development of a grid generator to generate representative and georeferenced synthetic grid data BMWi 08.2018 12.2023
METIS Modelling of the European supply system EU since 2014