KUNZ provide legal support for the Inno-ATrak research project

KUNZ are partners in the pioneering, nationwide unique research project InnoATrak, in which the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG and Mainzer Netze GmbH-Netzmanagement Strom are involved under the leadership of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (FG Baubetrieb und Bauwirtschaft / FG Elektro-technik). This project, which serves the purpose of climate protection, is to be started in 2021, subject to the necessary approval of funding by the Federal Government, and is to be completed in 3 years at the latest.

The spread of electromobility, heat pump technology and the increase in regeneratively generated electricity will inevitably lead to a higher load on the electricity grid and, as a result, to a larger number of transformer stations than before.

Therefore, the project focuses on the use and valorization of unused waste heat from the recooling of transformers in power distribution networks. The intended utilization concepts cover both the direct and indirect utilization of the waste heat as well as its transport, distribution and utilization via the waste water infrastructure. Depending on the local conditions, there is the concrete possibility to build up a consistent and robust heating network with corresponding security of supply through multiple feed-in, which ideally can control and compensate for supply and demand fluctuations and failures by means of an intelligent heat distribution.

KUNZ will develop the business models for municipal and private initiators that are relevant for the realization of waste heat utilization concepts with a focus on public law, public procurement law and contractual law requirements.

Attorney Werner Theiswill be available for any inquiries as project manager.