With an output of 1 MVA, the "Power Hardware in the Loop" (PHIL) laboratory is the most powerful research facility and a central component of the infrastructure of the "Smart Energy System Simulation and Control Center" (SEnSSiCC), embedded in the project framework of the Energy Lab 2.0..

Our goal is to investigate the system integration and control of new types of equipment using real-time simulation technology in combination with real components.

We are focused on three research areas:

  • Power Hardware In the Loop (PHIL): We research the stability and accuracy of a PHIL system to perform stable and accurate evaluation of technologies under realistic conditions.

  • Energy storage systems: We investigate which grid services the storage systems can offer and which technology best suits to solve certain problems (e.g. primary frequency control).

  • Superconducting power devices: We model and test superconducting power components with regard to thermal, electrical and mechanical properties.

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New LinkedIn account

As of today, our research group has a new account on LinkedIn.
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Young Scientists at ITEP

The Young Scientists group includes all young or young-at-heart staff members at the Institute of Technical Physics. The goal of the community is to promote the networking of all research groups and to make the time at ITEP as valuable as possible.

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Open Campus Day 2023

Around 25,000 visitors joined us in celebrating the Open House at the North Campus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology on June 17, 2023.

Among the over 200 attractions was a presentation by the Real Time System for Energy Technologies research group, that opened the Power Hardware-in-the-Loop facility at the Energy Lab 2.0 to the public in celebration of the day.

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Meet Us at Hannover Messe

When? 22 to 26 April 2023
Where? Hannover Messe, Hall 13, Booth C70
What? KIT will participate in the Hannover Messe again this year with various exhibits. This time, the Power Hardware in the Loop Lab will also be present and will introduce visitors to real-time validation of power technologies. Be sure to stop by!

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Energy Lab on TV

Interested in getting a closer look at the Energy Lab 2.0 labs and PHIL in particular? Click here to see some of the TV reports that have already been created about our lab. It's worth checking back frequently, as we'll keep the list up to date.

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Visit of Prof. Federico Milano

When? September 8th, 2022
Who? Prof. Federico Milano from the University College, Dublin
What? A lecture at the Institute of Technical Physics titled "Low Inertia Systems: Complex Frequency and Simple Control".
Join us!

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