Berit Hanna Czock, M.Sc.
is Research Associate at EWI since 2018 and doctoral candidate at the University of Cologne. Her research focus lies in the regulation of electricity markets and the modelling of market participants’ behaviour. In consulting projects for industry and the public sector she has worked on questions concerning the operation of grids in a decentralized power system, especially balancing power markets and congestion management. In various publically funded project she conducts research focussing on incentive regulation, impact of grid fees and the role of regional flexibility markets. Before joining EWI, Berit Hanna Czock studied Sustainable Energy Science at Reykjavik University (Reykjavik, Iceland) and Economics at the University of Cologne.
Client: Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Energiewirtschaftlichen Instituts an der Universität zu Köln e. V.
Not in my Backyard – Consequences of missing the expansion target for renewable energies in the coal exit scenario
In a new study, the EWI has examined the stagnating expansion of onshore wind energy in the context of the German coal phase-out. The EWI’s analysis yields the following key results: The lack of wind power is mainly compensated by the use of combined cycle gas power plants and electricity imports. As a consequence, the sectoral climate target of the energy sector will not be met in 2030. In the event of a reduced expansion of wind energy, there will be an additional increase in wholesale electricity prices. On the other hand, the EEG levy falls more sharply in the scenario with a sluggish expansion of wind energy. The study was commissioned by the Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Energiewirtschaftlichen Instituts an der Universität zu Köln e. V.