Jonas Zinke, M.Sc.
is Research Associate at EWI since 2018 and doctoral candidate at the University of Cologne. His research focus lies in the field of modeling energy systems. Before joining EWI, Jonas Zinke studied Business Administration & Engineering: Electrical Power Engineering at RWTH Aachen and at Pohang University of Science and Technology (Pohang, South Korea).
2030 Peak Power Demand in North-West Europe
To study the power system’s response to cold spells in 2030, EWI and E-CUBE define three electricity demand scenarios based on TSO scenarios and national energy policy objectives for North-West Europe and then analyze the occurrence of supply-demand gaps under TYNDP 2020-like supply scenarios. Our results show that by 2030, the risk of supply-demand gaps at peak time under cold temperatures increases. These results are especially driven by the assumed increased role of heat pumps. There is significant uncertainty concerning the performance of heat pumps and the composition of the future fleet. We identify the potential demand-supply gap as an important coordination challenge for the European energy transition. The study was commissioned by ENGIE.
Client: E.ON SE
Effects of CO2 prices on the building, transport and energy sectors
In a new short study, the EWI examined the real impact of CO2 prices on private households and the overall energy system. The analysis was carried out jointly with the Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior (FCN) of RWTH Aachen University on behalf of E.ON SE. The FCN estimated investment and consumption decisions of private households in the transport and building sector on the basis of empirical models. On this basis, the EWI derived feedback effects of these decisions in the energy system. Thus, the effects of a CO2 price were consistently mapped in the overall system.