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David Schlund, M.Sc.

David Schlund

is Research Associate at EWI since 2019 and doctoral candidate at the University of Cologne. His research focus is on energy system modelling of energy intensive industries. Before joining EWI, David Schlund studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), focussing on energy economics, service management and digitisation. David Schlund has a broad practical and scientific understanding of energy economics through various experiences in research and industry during his studies.

 

 

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Curriculum Vitae

Studies

Client: Nord Stream 2 AG

Impact of infrastructure investments such as the Nord Stream 2 pipeline on the European gas market

As part of a study (Chapter 4.3), EWI quantifies the economic effects of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline using the European gas infrastructure model TIGER. The results of the simulation show that Nord Stream 2 will increase the supply of gas to Europe and thus reduce prices for European consumers. At the same time, it is shown that gas transits through Ukraine will continue to play an important role in the future and contribute to supplying Europe with gas at the lowest possible cost. The study was conducted in cooperation with Frontier Economics and commissioned by Nord Stream 2 AG.

Client: Wirtschaftsvereinigung Metalle e.V.

Coal phase-out: EWI develops methods for determining possible compensation payments for electricity intensive industries

How does the accelerated coal phase-out affect the wholesale electricity price – and how can this effect be estimated in the course of a compensation mechanism? In a new report commissioned by the WirtschaftsVereinigung Metalle e.V., scientists from EWI have developed and described three concrete methods for this purpose. In addition, they have analysed what effects the coal phase-out decided by the cabinet will have on the other electricity cost components of industrial companies.

The background to this is that both the final report of the so called coal commission and the Kohleausstiegsgesetz passed by the German Cabinet call for a compensation mechanism. This instrument is intended to compensate for possible electricity price increases that the coal phase-out may bring to the electricity intensive industry. The extent to which these compensatory measures are necessary to ensure the continued international competitiveness of German industry is not part of the report.

Client: Zukunft Erdgas e.V.

Discussion of future challenges of supply security in the electricity market 2.0

It is questionable whether the current design of the electricity market will be able to guarantee the current level of supply security in the future. This is because the decline in conventional generation and the simultaneous expansion of supply-dependent renewable energies pose challenges for the market. This is the result of a new study commissioned by Zukunft Erdgas e.V. and carried out by the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI).

Articles

Nord Stream 2 und das ukrainische Gastransportsystem: Beide sind wichtig für eine kosteneffiziente Erdgasversorgung

Simon Schulte, David Schlund, Max Schönfisch; 2020
In: et - Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen, Ausgabe 5/2020.
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Beschleunigter Ausstieg aus der Kohleverstromung – Auswirkungen auf Stromkosten der Industrie und Momentanreserve

Fabian Arnold, Eglantine Künle, David Schlund, Simon Schulte, Philipp Theile, Christian Wagner; 2020
In: VIK Nachrichten 2/2020, 42-45.
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Kohle vs. Gas – Veränderungen der Merit-Order 2018 und 2019

Simon Schulte, Fabian Arnold, David Schlund; 2020
In: et - Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen, Vol. 70 (3), pp. 62-63.
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Development and real-world application of a taxonomy for business models in local energy markets

Esther Mengelkamp, David Schlund, Christof Weinhardt; 2019
In: Applied Energy, Volume 256, 15 December 2019, 113913.
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Misc Publications

Simon Schulte, David Schlund; 2020
EWI Policy Brief: Background National Hydrogen Strategy
Hydrogen will have an essential role in the German energy transition. The Federal Government underlines this in its National Hydrogen Strategy. The EWI Policy Brief shows what should be taken into account within the hydrogen strategy. First of all, it is stated that a sluggish expansion of renewable energies and the "chicken-and-egg problem" are hindering the development of a purely green hydrogen economy. Technological neutrality, which does not exclude blue or turquoise hydrogen, is therefore of central importance for a rapid market ramp-up and a high market penetration of hydrogen. Furthermore, even in 2050 more than half of Germany's final energy demand will still have to be covered by imports, especially CO2-neutral synthetic gases and fuels. For this reason, technology neutrality should also be emphasized in the long term to ensure that the decarbonization targets are achieved in an economically efficient manner.
Simon Schulte, Fabian Arnold, David Schlund; 2020
EWI Merit-Order Tool 2020
The EWI Merit-Order Tool enables the determination and graphical representation of an average merit order of the German conventional power plant fleet in 2019. To represent the merit order of the conventional power plants, standard assumptions for the other parameters (fuel price, emission allowance price, transport costs, other variable costs, non-availabilities and emission factors) are defined. Users can vary the underlying assumptions to analyse and visualise the effect of changing fuel prices, power plant shutdowns/constructions or other assumptions on the merit order.
Dr. Simon Schulte, Fabian Arnold, David Schlund; 2019
EWI Merit-Order Tool 2019
The EWI Merit-Order Tool enables the determination and graphical representation of an average merit order of the German conventional power plant fleet in 2018. To represent the merit order of the conventional power plants, standard assumptions for the other parameters (fuel price, emission allowance price, transport costs, other variable costs, non-availabilities and emission factors) are defined. Users can vary the underlying assumptions to analyse and visualise the effect of changing fuel prices, power plant shutdowns/constructions or other assumptions on the merit order.

Consulting Projects

Discussion of challenges regarding security of supply in the context of the German “Electricity Market 2.0”