Energy System Analysis and Sector Coupling

Within this research focus, we investigate the efficient integration of large quantities of renewable energy into a cross-energy system consisting of electricity, heat, and mobility sectors as well as flexibility options at all levels.

In concrete terms, we model energy systems using our own open-source software and simulate what effects changes would have on the energy system. We also optimize, for example, the use of storage and the various technologies for scenarios with a high proportion of renewable energy within the power mix for the modeled energy systems. The scenarios developed in this way provide information about possibilities and challenges in the technical implementation of the energy system transformation.

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Mascha Richter

Head of Unit

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