German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (HFT)
January 2019 to March 2022
In the research project “Energy System Analysis – Local Energy Markets as a Link between Regional and Central Energy Transition” (EnSys-LE), the EWI, together with the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (HFT), is investigating local energy markets and how they are linked to supra-regional markets on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
EWI and HFT Stuttgart analyze the economic basis for regulation and market organization that takes into account centralized and decentralized developments throughout the energy system. They also develop a model framework that maps decentralized and centralized market structures with the necessary high level of technical detail. This is done by further developing and coupling existing models:
EWI and HFT Stuttgart simulate parallel and interacting energy supply scenarios in exemplary model regions (on the level of German cities and districts) and scenarios of the electricity and heat system on the federal level. Thus, selected forms of market organization and regulation can be assessed.