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Decentralised energy supply and its spatial planning aspects (DERA)

The event has been held annually since the summer semester of 2013 and has ended.


  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johanna Myrzik, Chair of Energy Efficiency (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology)
  • Prof. Dr. Sabine Baumgart, Chair of Urban and Regional Planning (Faculty of Spatial Planning)
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Tietz, Chair of Supply and Waste Management Systems (Faculty of Spatial Planning)



Part Decentralised Energy Supply (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johanna Myrzik)

  • Introduction to decentralised energy supply structures
  • Technology overview
  • Energy storage
  • Legal framework (connection, remuneration, etc.)
  • Grid integration and regulation
  •  Impact of decentralised and renewable feed-in on grid operation, grid planning and grid protection

Part Spatial planning aspects of renewable energies (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sabine Baumgart)

  • Introduction to the spatial planning aspects for renewable energies
  • Maritime Raumplanung für die Windkraft offshore
  • Erneuerbare Energien in der Bauleitplanung und der Regionalplanung
  • Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfung für EE (UVP und SUP)
  • Best-Practice-Beispiele aus der Bauleitplanung und der Regionalplanung


After successful completion of the module, students are familiar with the change in energy supply that is taking place from an evolved centralised structure to decentralised units. Furthermore, they are familiar with the different plant technologies for decentralised and regenerative energy supply. The students can assess the risks and advantages of decentralised energy systems. They can safely comply with the economic and technical boundary conditions for decentralised energy feed-in and plan and operate grids for decentralised supply. In addition, they know the location requirements of renewable energies and the resulting conflicts of use and learn about planning control and development instruments.

Module type and usability of the module:

Compulsory elective module in the Master's degree programme "Electrical Engineering and Information Technology", specialisation "Electrical Power Engineering"; Creditable compulsory elective module in the Master's degree programme Spatial Planning