Dr. Stephanie Fiedler is strengthening the Energy Economics Institute at the University of Cologne (EWI) as “Chief Energy Meteorologist” with immediate effect. As such, she will deepen and further develop the climate- and weather-related aspects of the EWI’s research. Her tasks will include the acquisition and management of research and consulting projects.
The EWI has already been cooperating successfully with the Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology at the University of Cologne for several years. “We are pleased that we will be able to further deepen the energetic-meteorological dimension of our research at the EWI together with Dr. Fiedler”, said Prof. Dr. Marc Oliver Bettzüge, Director of the EWI. “Our consulting services for the public sector and industry will also be sustainably strengthened by this deepening and broadening of our energy meteorological competence.
Dr. Fiedler has taken up a junior professorship for energy meteorology at the Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology at the University of Cologne on 1 January 2020. The research group she heads will focus on basic meteorological research for the supply of renewable energies. She is also head of the research area “Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics” at the Hans Ertel Centre for Weather Research of the German Weather Service. There, a team of scientists* at the universities of Cologne and Bonn is working on meteorological fundamentals relevant for yield calculations and risk assessments for energy generation from solar and wind power.
Previously, Dr. Fiedler worked at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). She completed her doctorate in 2014 at the University of Leeds (UK).
“I already have some ideas for research projects that we can implement together at the EWI,” said Dr. Fiedler. “Meteorology and energy economics already complement each other excellently in our research area at the Hans Ertel Centre for Competition Research. In the future, we will define new projects and thus use further energies to carry out important pioneering work to acquire the basic knowledge required for a successful energy system transformation. I am very much looking forward to working with you.