The Chair of Energy Systems conducts research regarding problems in energy engineering. Our research is divided into four areas: power plants, modeling and simulation, measurement technology and renewable energy. We cooperate with fellow research institutions, as well as industrial companies, on a number of national and international research projects. We also coordinate several collaborative projects. Our educational focus is also on energy engineering. We offer a variety of lectures with corresponding tutorials, internships, seminars and excursions in the field to our students. We hope you enjoy energy engineering!
Due to the current development of the COVID-19-related closure of the university facilities, all lectures of the Chair of Energy Systems will be offered as online courses in the winter semester 2020/2021.
Information about the implementation of the individual course can be found on the lecture page on Moodle.
The chair for Energy Systems congratulates his employee Sebastian Eyerer and his co-authors on the best paper award of 5th International Seminar on ORC Power Systems (ORC 2019) for their contribution "Design and First Operation of an Advanced ORC-CHP Architecture". The award has been selected in addition to last year’s conference. The chair for Energy Systems thanks the organizers and the Knowledge Center Organic Rankine Cycle (KCORC) for this award. The works and the results have been part of the Geothermal-Alliance Bavaria funded by the Bayerische Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst. The publication can be downloaded here.
TUM has successfully realized and commissioned an additional building block for their “Living Lab” on the Campus Garching. Tapping the district heating system of the university, which is powered by the university-owned power plant, heat can be extracted at temperatures of up to 150°C and with a maximum power of up to 2.5 MWth. The hot water heat can be used to test innovative technologies on site.
Together with the team of the technical operation and the chair of Energy Systems, the Clean Tech company Orcan Energy AG has successfully tested one of their efficiency PACKs based on Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology with a power output of 200 kWel Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC). With this approach it has been possible to test innovative solutions and to pre-qualify them for series production. The TUM appreciates the trust and is very pleased about the successful collaboration of the three parties.
Beyond ORC technology the heat source could also be used for experimental investigations of absorption-based technologies and heat pumps.
The Chair of Energy Systems of the Technical University of Munich was selected by the chair of the KCORC (Knowledge Center Organic Rankine Cycle) to host the world largest ORC conference in 2021. We are highly honored, since this is also proof of the quality of our research and of Munich as a science and engineering hub. We are happy to welcome the ORC Community and to follow-up on the success-stories of the previous editions.