David Schlund, M.Sc.
is Research Associate at EWI since 2019 and a doctoral candidate at the University of Cologne. In consulting project, he advised the energy-intensive industry on the impact of the coal phase-out on industrial electricity prices and investigated the impact of natural gas import pipelines on European gas markets. In studies and discussion papers, he addressed regulatory issues of hydrogen, including the regulation of hydrogen grids, power purchase options for water electrolysis, and the competitiveness of hydrogen. His research focuses on energy system modeling with a focus on hydrogen integration. He is currently investigating the integration of hydrogen into the gas system in the publicly funded research project “Strom zu Gas und Wärme”. Before joining EWI, David Schlund studied industrial engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with a focus on energy economics, service management and digitalization.
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).
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.
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.
Kohle vs. Gas – Veränderungen der Merit-Order 2018 und 2019
Simon Schulte, Fabian Arnold, David Schlund; 2020
In: et - Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen, Vol. 70 (3), 2020, pp. 62-63.
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.