January 2012 until December 2018
Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V.
Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (KIT)
Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (KIT)
Institut für Philosophie (KIT)
Institut für Technische Thermodynamik (DLR)
Institut für Energiewirtschaft und Rationelle Energieanwendung (Universität Stuttgart)
Institut für Sozialwissenschaften/Interdisziplinärer Forschungsschwerpunkt Risiko und Nachhaltige Technikentwicklung (Universität Stuttgart)
Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung (Fraunhofer)
Project Manager at the Institute of Networked Energy Systems:
Dr. Thomas Pregger
In the context of Germanys “Energiewende” as well as in the transition of the current energy system towards increased sustainability, energy-economic and -political decision making is mainly relying on methods of system modelling and scenario analysis. These methods produce a large quantity of scenarios and sometimes lead to contradicting results due to methodological uncertainties, different model approaches and assumptions as well due to different system boundaries.
With respect to this context a holistic approach regarding future energy scenarios is necessary and one of the main goals of Helmholtz’s Research School on Energy Scenarios. The interdisciplinary research group of the partners allows different perspectives with regard to the techno-economic development, public acceptance and market integration of future energy systems (i.e. social-technical-economic).
Within this project DLR’s department of Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment focusses on the integration of electricity storages into the German energy system with the help of cost optimizing models. Apart from the evaluation of the future storage demand under different assumptions concerning the grid expansion, electricity demand and generation, one key aspect will be the implementation of new electricity storage-technologies and –innovations into the model environment.
Helmholtz Research School on Energy Scenarios supports up to 24 doctoral candidates from a broad field of research areas over a time period of six years (2012-2018). Furthermore Helmholtz provides six scholarships within each of the two eligibility periods (2012-2015, 2015-2018). During this time the PhD students will get the opportunity to attend a comprehensive educational program.
Further information on the project Helmholtz Research School: