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Stephan Kamphues becomes new president of EWI's Society of Benefactors

End of September 2018 EWI's Society of Benefactors unanimously elected Stephan Kamphues as its new president and successor of Dr. Marie-Luise Wolff. Kamphues is spokesman of the Vier Gas Transport GmbH management board, the parent company of Open Grid Europe GmbH.

For more information please have a look at our press report (in German).

ewi Energy Conference 'German Energy Policy: Outlook and Perspectives' – in cooperation with F.A.Z. and BDEW

Companies in the energy sector are currently driven by accelerating momentum. Business models are being reviewed and reconfigured, and the incumbents challenged by new entrants and young start-ups. Key driver behind this development is not only the politically imposed 'Energiewende' but - just as important - the steadily increasing potential of digital technologies.

On September 26, 2018, about 135 representatives of science, economy and politics came together to debate a wide range of current questions in energy economics and energy politics.

Please find more information in the flyer or on the conference website.


Wolf Ketter's talk on 'Sustainable Energy without Fear' now available

Within TEDx Rotterdam on November 3, 2017, Wolf Ketter gave a talk on 'Sustainable Energy without Fear'. If you are interested in further details, please contact us and we will provide you additional information.

Please find the video material here.

Joint Workshop on Energy Economics by ewi and RWTH Aachen (FCN)

Current and topical research on energy economics will be presented by researchers from the ewi (University of Cologne) and the FCN (RWTH Aachen) in a joint workshop on October 13, 2017.


Additional funding awarded for 'Energy Transition and Climate Change' (ET-CC)

The interaction between the energy system and climate change is investigated by ewi-researchers in an interdisciplinary project together with meteorologists from the University of Cologne, the University of Bonn, partners from the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Regional Computing Center at the University of Cologne. The first phase 2014-2017, and now its extension until 2018/19, are funded by the University of Cologne as an 'Emerging Group' within the 'Excellence Initiative' of the German Research Foundation (DFG Zukunftskonzept, ZUK 81/1).

More on ET-CC

New Director: Professor Dr. Wolfgang Ketter

With effect of February 1st, 2017, EWI has got a new director: We are delighted to welcome Professor Dr. Wolfgang Ketter as additional, third director at EWI! He is an absolute expert in the important field of digitalization and use of data. By his joining EWI will improve its research skills in the increasingly important area 'digitalization of the energy sector'.

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UoC Forum Project

We completed the project 'Market design and regulation for stochastic electricity supply chains'. It was funded as a University of Cologne Forum in the framework of the Excellence Intitiative, and aimed at providing answers to relevant yet unresolved problems in the field of market design and regulation of stochastic electricity supply chains by bringing together specific energy market know-how and methods from supply chain management. Moreover, our activities deepened and extended energy-related research activities of the UoC with a sustainable and long term perspective.

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IAEE Best Student Paper Award

Andreas Knaut and Frank Obermüller received the IAEE Best Student Paper Award at the 39th IAEE International Conference with their work on "How to Sell Renewable Electricity - Interactions of the Intraday and Day-ahead Market Under Uncertainty". They investigate the strategic bidding behavior of renewable producers in the sequential day-ahead and intraday market and find incentives for production withholding. The paper can be found here.

Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne

Please have a look on the website of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne.