WindNODE Spotlight

Our new format "WindNODE spotlight" will present interesting subprojects in detail, explaining interim results and providing background information, photographs and videos.

WindNODE is a project comprised of more than 70 partners that are collaborating on 50 subprojects. Each individually, they contribute to solving the challenge: integrating renewable energy sources into our energy system. To understand the project's full scope, it is crucial to examine WindNODE's parts in detail.

Each of our "WindNODE spotlight" stories will provide you with a tangible impression of one of our subprojects. Which research questions are asked, and how do we plan to answer them? Who are the people behind the solutions and how do they contribute to WindNODE and our overall mission: advancing the energy transition?

The Spotlights

The operating system of the energy transition

In the scope of WindNODE, software and hardware developers such as Bosch Software Innovations and devolo are developing and testing the technology to mobilise thousands of small installations for the energy transition together with system operator Stromnetz Berlin. This will form the digital backbone for the power grid of the future.

 

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Pattern detection instead of weather forecasts

Digital meters provide more and more real-time data about the generation of electricity by wind turbines and solar installations. They help to make the power grid fit for the energy transition. The Berlin start-up Solandeo uses these data for faster and cheaper forecasts with a higher geographic resolution for the generation of electricity from renewable sources. In doing so, it helps system operators and electricity traders to render the energy transition more affordable and more secure.

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Balancing the power grid by generating heat and cold

At the ‘European Energy Forum’ (EUREF), beneath the gasometer in Berlin-Schöneberg, GASAG Solution Plus is testing a Power-to-Heat/Power-to-Cold installation that is unique in Germany as part of WindNODE. Their first learning: demand is greater than anticipated.

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Game changer for gas and electricity

Berliner Wasserbetriebe shows how important wastewater treatment plants can be as flexible power suppliers and consumers in all of Germany. WindNODE should now help to further develop the economic and regulatory framework conditions for the use of sewage gas.

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