Lukas Schmidt, M.Sc.
has been working as a Research Associate and as a doctoral candidate at EWI since 2016. In consulting projects for clients from the industry and public sectors, he has analyzed, e.g., the depiction of stochastics in the modeling of energy systems and sector coupling. He has advised, among others, the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as well as the Ministry for Economy, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia (MWIDE). His research focus lies in the field of market integration of renewable energy, sector coupling and the modeling of energy systems. Before joining EWI, Lukas Schmidt studied Industrial Engineering at RWTH Aachen (Germany) and Aalto University Helsinki (Finland).
Client: Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (MWIDE)
Cost-efficient realization of sector coupling
The study examines options for a medium-term and long-term attainment of German goals for the reduction of greenhouse gases by 2050. The focus lies on finding cost-optimal development pathes in the energy consumption sectors of buildings, transportation, industry and in the energy sector. The study finds that a technology-open approach is to be preferred to an extensive electrification of the consumption sectors. In addition, the German climate goals are classified into the European context, incentive structures are analyzed from stakeholders’ pespectives, and recommendations for a further development of legal frame conditions are yielded. The study was commissioned by the Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (MWIDE). The ef.Ruhr GmbH is the cooperation partner for examining the implications on the electricity networks.
The gap between energy policy challenges and model capabilities
Georgios Savvidis, Kais Siala, Christoph Weissbart, Lukas Schmidt, Frieder Borggrefe, Subhash Kumar, Karen Pittel, Reinhard Madlener, Kai Hufendiek; 2019
In: Energy Policy, Vol. 125, pp. 503-520.