NOX kick-off event

On 14.01.2019, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) gave the starting signal for the NOX-Block research project at the kick-off event "Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles as a contribution to the energy transition".


The ie³ participates in the research project from the program "Clean Air 2017 - 2020" and is expected to receive a grant of approximately € 290,000. In addition to the consortium leaders City of Dortmund, the DEW21 GmbH and the ie³ the cities of Schwerte and Iserlohn with the respective municipal utilities (Stadtwerke Schwerte GmbH, Stadtwerke Iserlohn GmbH), the Chair of Electrical Energy Supply Technology, the Teaching and Research Area for Freight Transport Planning and Transport Logistics of University of Wuppertal and the charging infrastructure manufacturer Ubitricity are partners of the project. The aim of the project is to reduce NOX emissions in the commuter region of the participating municipalities by setting up and testing need-based charging infrastructure. The consortium successfully presented the project NOX-Block, which has a term of two years, to the funding agency in Berlin.


(Photo: Thomas Stoltmann)

Concept study „EMoDo³ - Electromobility for Dortmund 2030“

The EMoDo³ project was presented on 11th of October to the strategy circle and handed over to the Dortmund Economic Development Agency.

As part of the project a roadmap for electromobility in Dortmund was developed and divided into 30 measures. These measures will be reviewed by the municipal administration and will be implemented gradually. The final report will be available to the public soon.

Measures overview

Evaluation of the Masterplan Science Dortmund

Five years after the start of the Master Plan Science Dortmund, an expert commission has evaluated the progress, the effectiveness and the perspectives of the plan:

Two-thirds of the 100 actions are considered as implemented, established or decided.

They determined a successful establishment of the Scientific Competence Field Energy and great potentials for further interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary growth.

Opening of the HVDC Research Center

The new research center for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission at the TU Dortmund University was officially opened on Thursday, 27th of September. It offers scientists a unique infrastructure in Germany for their work on the topic of power transmission. For example, they can develop, optimize and test components and equipment for use in HVDC transmission. The DC transmission technology is used to transport electricity over long distances from producers to consumers and is therefore important for the energy transition.


Photo (from the left): Joachim Berns, Prof. Dr. Christian Rehtanz, Michael Theben, Prof. Frank Jenau, Prof. Metin Tolan, City Councilor Ludger Wilde

© Photo: Schaper

E-World 2018

From 06. - 08. February the annual E-world energy & water took place in Essen. It is the leading trade fair for the European energy industry. Serving as an information platform for the energy sector, E-world is gathering international decision makers in Essen each year.

The Research Cluster Energy and Resources was represented by ie3 institute at this fair. The focus was laid on latest projects in the Smart Grid Tech Lab, like the projects SyncFuel and Plug'n'Control.


Photo (from the left): Christoph Aldejohann, Patrick Berg, Kalle Rauma

European Utility Week 2017

The ie3 institute was present at the European Utility Week (EUW) 2017 in Amsterdam together with our partners Innogy SE and ASL Services GmbH. The exposition is considered as a main industrial event of the power distribution industry in Europe, bringing together thousands of professionals in- and outside the continent.


The opportunity to participate the EUW was provided by the Economic Development Agency from the City of Dortmund that also took part in the event. During three busy days, the ie3 institute presented ongoing projects as well as ef.Ruhr GmBH and the Research Cluster Energy and Resources. Especially, the possibilities of Smart Grid Tec Lab raised positive interest among the international visitors. The event was successful, making the ie3 institute even more connected with the industry. See you next year in Vienna!


Photo (from the left): Dr.-Ing. Kalle Rauma, Dr. Fritz Rettberg, Patrick Berg, Alfio Spina

Researchers from China visited the Smart Grid Technology Lab of the ie3

On Saturday 27th of May the Smart Grid Technology Lab of the ie3, Institute of Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency and Energy Economics, hosted a visit of a group of researchers from Hunan University (Changsha, China). The visit was led by Professor Lijun Cai and Professor Jinsong Li. Kalle Rauma from ie3 institute was proud to present the present state and future plans of Smart Grid Technology Lab to the guests.


Photo (from the left): Prof. Jingsong Li, Dr. Kalle Rauma, Prof. Lijun Cai and Mr. Xin Yin

European Utility Week 2016

The presentation of the Research Cluster Energy and Resources at the European Utility Week 2016 in Barcelona. The collaborative presentation together with the Economic Development Agency and the logarithmo GmbH is going well. 


Photo (from the left): Kalle Rauma, Sven Christian Müller, Patrick Berg, Kurt Pommerenke