SEGuRo - Secure Grids for Redispatch 2.0


Project duration: 12/2022 – 11/2025

Funded by: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz (BMWK)

Funding code: 03El6085A

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The increasing penetration of distributed generators (e.g., distributed renewable energy plants) and loads at the distribution grid level (e.g., battery-powered electric vehicles) is leading to more dynamic and increasingly unpredictable grid behavior. This requires flexible control of the plants in distribution grids to bring them in line with the loads as far as possible. This ensures security of supply and grid stability as well as prevents critical grid conditions. In this context, Redispatch 2.0 is being introduced as part of the Grid Expansion Acceleration Act, which provides for the shifting of electricity production even for smaller plants of 100 kW or more. A corresponding regulation requires innovative solutions for distribution grid monitoring, which enables a holistic system understanding and is being developed in this project.

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The SEGuRo concept provides for a forgery-proof signing of measurement data directly at the measuring point, a secure communication channel for the transmission of the data and a real-time capable monitoring platform. The monitoring platform essentially comprises a combination of digital twin and dynamic grid state estimation as well as data management and visualization (Figure 1). This fully comprehensive combination of technologies is an innovation in grid monitoring and provides an elementary digital basis, not only for grid control, but also for flexible billing of new grid services. In this project, a part of the power grid of the city of Herne will be used as a test environment for the developed solutions.

As part of this consortium, the Chair of Energy System Economics (FCN-ESE) is researching possible fields of application and business models with flexible and usage-based billing based on the digital twin of the grid. For this purpose, the following sub-objectives are defined in the project:

  • Development of billing and invoicing logics that allow monetization.
  • Conceptual design of business models with billing logics
  • Implementation and testing of the business model as a prototypical implementation
  • Identification of potential cost and revenue streams
  • Analysis of the profitability of the business models
  Supported by BMWK


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Aaron Praktiknjo

Head of Chair for Energy System Economics (FCN-ESE)


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