Storage and Cross-linked Infrastructures (SCI)

  • contact:

    Dr. Armin Ardone

    Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Nolden

    Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Hannes Schwarz

  • project group:

    Distributed energy systems and networks

  • funding:

    Helmholtz Association

  • partner:

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ)
    Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB)
    Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)

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The project Storage and Cross-linked Infrastructures (SCI) is funded within the current period of program-oriented funding (PoF III) of the Helmholtz association, which runs from 2015 to 2019. It covers six different topics. Our research activities are part of topic 6 which addresses ‘Superconductivity, Networks and System Integration’. We investigate different technologies for decentralized energy systems (e.g. electrical and thermal storages) from an economic perspective as well as the optimal allocation of renewable energies and the corresponding expansion of the transmission grid.