PowerLabDK

Kind:

Electrochemical energy storage
Chemical energy storage
Thermal energy storage
Mechanical energy storage
Superconducting magnetic
Cross-cutting
Demand response

Country:

Denmark

Technology

Electrochemical energy storage
Chemical energy storage
Thermal energy storage (heat network, heat storage)
Mechanical energy storage
Superconducting magnetic
Cross-cutting (Specifically: Power System Integration (~1kW-100kW) and characterisation; Power to Heat and Power to Gas facilities; heat network)
Demand response

Organisation:

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

Contact person 1:

Per Munch Jakobsen


Contact person 2:

Kai Heussen

Availability:

Some parts of the infrastructure (SYSLAB) are unavailable during Fall 2022

TRL Level:

4-6, Above

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PowerLabDK

DTU provides access to the PowerLabDK world-class experimental platform for electric power and energy. These facilities relate to energy storage and conversion technologies include several electro-chemical and thermal storage systems in labs, such as lithium-ion batteries, vanadium flow battery, super capacitors, and hot water tanks. A planned PtX test facility will be available in 2023.


The primary focus of this research infrastructure is related to grid-scale characterisation, power grid and energy system integration of energy supply, storage and demand flexibility technologies as well as related system control solutions.

To this end we offer:

  • SYSLAB as a reconfigurable live electric distribution network (400V; 150kW backbone) with flexible/extension bays and emulated and >10 off-the-shelf DER, real loads and as well as power amplifiers and programmable loads and sources,

  • Our RTDS real-time simulator and power hardware in the loop facility with 150kW 4 quadrant linear amplifier, and in the near future,

  • SYSLAB’s unique reconfigurable district heating network (from 2023) with 5 substations, centralised and distributed infeed, sector coupling and heat storage facilities,

  • A new PtX test bay with on-site H2 storage (from 2023)


SYSLAB can be coupled with a digital real-time simulator (RTDS) for live, simulated and hybrid/simulate electricity and heat distribution networks. This allows for energy storage (at systems/subsystem/device level) to the get tested and developed in a live energy system environment wherein operation conditions of ES applications can get fully represented (such as variation of power supply, demand and grid frequency).


PowerLabDK also includes systems operated in living labs and commercial environments, such as the largest grid-connected battery in Denmark (1MW/1MWh) on Bornholm for providing electricity grid services to the power system, another grid-connected utility-scale battery in EnergyLabNordhavn, as well as a fleet of battery electric vehicles.


PowerLabDK facilities are supported by a digital platform providing any relevant data acquisition and management services, including long term time series from real-life operation. In addition, SYSLAB offers user control on all assets via a simple in-house Java or Python API.