The showcase region of WindNODE includes the transmission service operator 50 hertz network area and provides a real-life laboratory for a complete energy system. The central goal of WindNODE is to set the standard for the networked energy system of the future.
As a pioneer for renewable energy, the WindNODE region already meets the development goals set by the German government for 2025 with renewable energy making up 45% of consumed energy. Some regions have even surpassed the government's goal for 2050 (renewable energy at 80% of power consumption).
With over 70 partners, the consortium is strongly anchored in politics, the economy and society – receiving prominent support from the government leaders in all six participating German federal states.
The WindNODE project wants:
- to integrate a large amount of renewable electricity into the energy system and at the same time keep the electricity grids stable.
- to create standardized interfaces.
- to ensure data protection and security in an increasingly decentralized energy system.
WindNODE is the showcase of the German capital region and north-eastern Germany, in which the energy revolution made in Germany is visibly presented to the national and international public. Innovative, user-oriented products and services from industry 4.0 will be tested here in a large real laboratory in order to mature for the mass market and export.
- Development and deployment of G3-PLC technology and Broadband-PLC
- Integration of SMGWs and Powerline technology into the distribution network level
- Creation of concepts to connect the final consumer to intelligent measuring systems
- Equipping the end consumer with home control products and connection to intelligent measuring systems
More than 60 partners from industry, energy and science
In the model region "Solarbogen Süddeutschland", C/sells demonstrates how intelligence in the grid can guarantee the cost-effective, secure, environmentally compatible and participatory supply of solar energy and other renewable energies.
Digitalisation of the energy supply
The next big step in the energy revolution. The enera model region in northwestern Germany is characterised by decentralised generation of large quantities of wind energy from onshore and offshore wind farms. Ideal for testing and establishing an intelligent smart grid.
Smart Technology Planning
PLC planning and optimization methods are used to create an intelligent network that makes optimum use of existing network capacities, connects network resources and recognizes network states.
Methods for energy network actors for prevention, detection and reaction to IT attacks and outages
The next important step in energy supply is security against IT attacks and IT outages in order to guarantee a secure, stable and reliable supply in Germany.
21 dedicated European companies
CONNECT aims to provide concepts, technologies and components that support enhanced integration of renewables and storage combined with intelligent management of the energy flow and thus allows to reduce the demand for primary energy, to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and facilitates a decentralized energy infrastructure.
Together on the way to the European internal market for electricity
The CALLIA project investigates the extent to which cross-border direct interaction between distribution networks can facilitate the integration of renewable energies beyond pure physics. The goal is a more efficient integration of decentralized energies as well as a stabilization of the pan-European power grid.
Secure data communication for the distributed factory of the future
Data protection and data security for smart grid communication to be transferred to the Industry 4.0 environment for secure cross-location communication.