This is mandatory because the grid conditions often change so quickly as a result of the feed-in of wind and solar power that manual control is scarcely possible. The automatic control ensures the optimal operation of the generating units and, therefore, the most efficient use of renewable energy.
Frankfurt (Oder), on the German side of the border, is often called a “twin city” with the Polish city of Slubice. Since 2015, they are connected by a district heating line. A heat transfer station (WÜST 8.0) operated by Stadtwerke Frankfurt (Oder) controls the exchange of heat between the two cities. In times of heat demand on one side and a heat surplus on the other side, an exchange can take place, optimising the costs and the load on the units.
A short film by ASEW-Movie shows the challenges and opportunities of the cross-border heat supply between Frankfurt (Oder) and Slubice. The film is available on YouTube: Watch Film
The heating plant and the heat transfer station of the public utility company are also WindNODE visitor sites. An early registration to visit these sites is available to those who wish.
From 12/08/2020 to 08/09/2020, you may also with to visit the travelling exhibition “WindNODE Live! The Walk-Through Index” where you can take a look around the public utilities in the Lenné-Passagen, Karl-Marx-Straße 192, 15230 Frankfurt (Oder). The opening times are Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.