Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln gGmbH


Jonas Zinke, M.Sc.

Jonas Zinke

is Research Associate at EWI since 2018 and doctoral candidate at the University of Cologne. His research focus lies in economic and technical modeling of energy systems, in particular the coordination of power grid and renewable expansion. In consulting projects for clients from the industry, he has analyzed, e.g., the security of supply in extreme weather situations and the impact of different options for CO2-pricing. 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).



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Curriculum Vitae


Client: ENGIE

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.

Working Paper

On the time-dependency of MAC curves and its implications for the EU ETS

Martin Hintermayer, Lukas Schmidt, Jonas Zinke
November 2020

One price fits all? Wind power expansion under uniform and nodal pricing in Germany

Lukas Schmidt, Jonas Zinke
November 2020


Auswirkungen von Kälteperioden auf die Spitzenlast im nordwesteuropäischen Stromsystem in 2030

Eglantine Künle, Jonas Zinke, Arne Lilienkamp, Nils Namockel; 2020
In: et - Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen, Vol. 70 (12), 2020, pp. 52-54.