Benjamin Braun

Benjamin Braun M.Sc.

+49 6151 16-24676
+49 6151 16-24665

Landgraf-Georg-Straße 4
64283 Darmstadt

Office: S3|10 208

Working area(s)

  • Challenges for Power System Protection at Distribution Level

More information

• Integration of decentralised energy sources in short-circuit calculations

• Influence of active distribution network cells on protection systems

• Adaptive protection settings

Personal Background

I graduated with the Bachelor’s respectively the Master’s degree from TU Darmstadt. Once allowed to specify my degree programme, I set my focus on the study of electrical power systems. Main motivation was and is the interactions of a diverse field of adjacent topics (i.e. electrical machines, power electronics, and high-voltage engineering) which have to be considered when working in electrical energy systems.

During my Master’s programme I worked for an Irish research centre, which led on the long run to my engagement with the department E5.

Field of Research

Following my main motivation, I developed a huge interest in power system protection – more precisely, in the influence of the growing share of decentralised energy sources connected to lower voltage levels. My goal is to develop compensation factors based on locally accessible information which can be easily added to existing algorithms of impedance sensitive protection systems.


During winter terms I supervise ‚Elektrische Energieversorung II‘ and the seminar ‚Elektrische Energieversorgung der Zukunft‘.

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