The energy system analysis at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) provides valuable orientation knowledge for the successful implementation of the energy transition. It uses scientific methods to promote the forward-looking identification and evaluation of economic, environmental and social impacts along possible transformation paths.
Our research groups develop and use methods and tools that are tailored to the specific questions of system analysis and technology assessment in the field of energy supply. A high level of transparency and comparability of methods and data is emphasized in order to create a robust and reliable basis for the development and evaluation of options for action. Decision-makers from science, business, politics and society thus receive a scientific evidence-based orientation that serves to develop long-term research priorities and to shape energy, environmental and research policy framework conditions.
Due to their relevance for decision-makers in Germany and abroad, the energy system analysis with its topicality is an important component of energy research at DLR. With currently about 60 researchers and a planned growth to about 80 employees at the locations Oldenburg and Stuttgart, there are extensive and various competencies for consulting and answering current technological and systemic questions.