Excursion Stadtwerke Kaiserslautern July 2024

Summer, sun, excursion - On one of the hottest days of 2024 so far, an excursion to Stadtwerke Kaiserslautern took place as part of the lecture "Grid Planning and Grid Management 1" of the Chair of Energy Systems and Energy Management. In addition to visiting the substation, the main focus was on gaining an understanding of the technical challenges of grid expansion. To this end, the Stadtwerke Kaiserslautern presented the standard medium and low-voltage cables, which the students were then allowed to try bending themselves. What sounds easy in theory turns out to be a difficult undertaking with arm-thick cables. The excursion was accompanied by interesting discussions about the implementation of the energy transition in Kaiserslautern.

Our special thanks go to Mr. Jürgen Welter and his colleagues as well as SWK Stadtwerke Kaiserslautern Versorgungs-AG for making the excursion possible and to Dr.-Ing. Helge Pluntke (e-Netz Südhessen AG/lecture "Grid Planning and Grid Management 1").

Excursion substation Otterbach 2023

Shortly before Christmas 2023, an excursion to the Pfalzwerke Netz AG substation in Otterbach took place for students as part of the "Switchgear" lecture of the Chair of Energy Systems and Energy Management. In the cold and wet December weather, the students had the opportunity to experience first-hand the extent of the energy transition, which is otherwise only known from stories or pictures. This was supplemented by detailed explanations and an intensive exchange with Mr. Dominik Wäresch (Pfalzwerke Netz AG/lecture "Energy Systems") about the current and future challenges of the electricity grid in the region.

A substation is a central component of the energy supply, as it not only connects lines with each other, but also transmits the energy to the consumers in the region.

Our sincere thanks go in particular to Mr. Dominik Wäresch and his colleagues as well as Pfalzwerke Netz AG for the opportunity of the excursion and to Prof. Michael Mann (TH Aschaffenburg/lecture "Switchgear").