Birgit Schachler

M.Sc. Energy and Process Engineering (TU Berlin)

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Birgit Schachler has been working as a researcher in the Research Unit Transformation of Energy Systems at RLI since February 2014. The main focus of her work lies on techno-economic assessment of flexibility options to integrate renewable energy generators and new consumers into distribution grids. In various research projects, she analyzed, amongst others, the economic and grid supportive utilization of battery storage systems, different reactive power supply options, as well as the optimal utilization of feed-in management in an integrated approach considering all voltage levels. Furthermore, she gained practical experience in the integration and operation of a large storage system in a distribution grid.

Currently, Birgit manages the research project open_BEA which examines the grid supportive utilization of various mobile and stationary storage applications as well as their consideration in grid planning.

Birgit holds a master’s degree in Energy and Process Engineering from TU Berlin. During her studies, she specialized in thermal power plants and spent one year as a guest student at the University of Iceland, studying geothermal power generation. In her master's thesis, she analyzed the use of combined heat and power plants in an energy system with increasing shares of renewable energy.