TU Darmstadt Campus Lichtwiese is a university campus, serving as a living lab for community multi-energy systems.
The Technical University Darmstadt has two campuses, one in mid-town and one at the city boundary, called campus Lichtwiese. At campus Lichtwiese, the university operates several gas CHP plants, supplying electricity and heat to a district heating grid that connects both campuses. The energy system is supplemented by a cold grid supplying laboratories' cold demand at approx. 6°C. Both compression and absorption chillers are available. Moreover, a scaled industrial test facility for sector integration in industry, a heat recovery computing center, and a 1 MW CCS test facility is integrated into the campus. The energy system features a fully digitized real-time monitoring system of all relevant energy parameters, including detailed data about the demand side.
We provide a high expertise in energy data science, optimization, state estimation and monitoring of energy systems. We aim for real-life transferability and involvement of students due to our responsibility to educate engineers of tomorrow.
Due to the comprehensive energy monitoring the system state and any changes due to (test) manipulations can be tracked in detail. The effect of new components, technology alterations, or new control schemes can thus be shown in real time.
We provide on-site production of heat, cold and electricity, district heating and cooling grid as well as a comprehensive real time energy monitoring of the demand side.
Please contact Prof. Dr. Florian Steinke.
To be discussed, depends on the project's scope and effort.