Berit’s work at the EWI is interdisciplinary. She deals with German and European electricity market design – both from a regulatory perspective and with the help of quantitative models. “At the EWI I can do research for my doctorate on the topic of the energy transition,” says Berit. In parallel, she works in consulting projects, where she mainly analyses electricity markets and their regulation and derives recommendations for politics and business. “We discuss our projects a lot in the team,” says Berit. Due to the different courses of study and backgrounds of the employees, each person brings a slightly different perspective and approach. “That’s how we find creative solutions in our projects more quickly.
At EWI, Arne models virtual power plants, analyses the behaviour of e-car users and works on analyses and models supported by machine learning. “I particularly like the fact that people from different disciplines work at EWI,” says Arne. “It’s a challenging environment that allows for steep learning curves and where the solution to problems is often at the next desk.” In addition, Arne appreciates the open and sometimes cheeky culture, where even he, as an East Westphalian, feels very comfortable.
Amir is an economist and works on various regulatory topics of the energy transition at EWI. His focus is on the analysis of the regulatory framework of the power markets and the power market design. In addition, Amir is working on the heat transition. “At EWI, I particularly like the fact that I can deal thematically with many areas of the energy system. Methodologically, I can always get involved if I want to try something new, too. Both of these things are very beneficial for my doctoral studies.” With his research, Amir contributes to the design of policies and strategies for a successful energy transition.
Patricia is a researcher at EWI focusing on hydrogen research. At EWI, she can constantly develop herself and actively shape the institute’s research landscape. The chance to deal with new and innovative topics excites her. In research and consulting projects, she always stays on the pulse of the latest developments in the energy sector. She enjoys immersing herself in current topics, leaving behind many clichés about research. “The different perspectives at EWI lead to quick, innovative solutions,” Patricia explains. The dynamic atmosphere is further strengthened by the collaborative and friendly vibe at EWI, which makes it easy to get along at EWI and in Cologne.
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