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New ewi ER&S study: Nord Stream 2 enables lower electricity prices in the EU

11 October 2018 | On behalf of Nord Stream 2, ewi ER&S analyzed the effects of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline on European wholesale power prices. The study shows that European electricity prices will be between 2.2 to 4.3 €/MWh lower (a 5% to 8% reduction) in a Low LNG price scenario, and 6.5 to 10.7 €/MWh lower in a High LNG price scenario (a 12% to 16% reduction). These lower prices result in a benefit to European consumers of €7bn to €14bn per year in the Low LNG price scenario and €21bn to €35bn per year in the High LNG price scenario. [Study] [Executive Summary] [Press release]

ewi ER&S analyzes market development model

28 September 2018 | ewi ER&S was commissioned by ARGE Netz to give an economic analysis of the market development model, and in this study examines the effects of introducing it to several groups of actors. To extend the current marketing possibilities for electricity from renewable energy sources, Bundesverband Windenergie and ARGE Netz propose a market development model. This proposal of changing the EEG is supposed to allow a direct retail of renewable electricity from the plant operator to final consumers and at the same time to ensure the proof of the simultaneousness of generation and consumability. For final consumers, the model creates a possibility to show their preference for consumable renewable power and to purchase it. The thereby arose willingness to pay allows the plant operators a better marketing of their consumable renewable power. The bilateral contract with the plant operator allows the final consumers to synchronize their consumption with the production of power by the plant. If production and consumption happen spatially close to each other, this can additionally relieve the grids. The EEG account balance will not receive additional financial burdens, even reliefs are possible. Since the market price is mostly not impacted by the market development model, the non-participating final consumers will at worst face the same costs as today. [Study (in German)]

On our own account: ewi ER&S Managing Director Dr. Harald Hecking changes to industry

25 September 2018 | Dr. Harald Hecking (34), Managing Director of ewi ER&S, changes over to the department of innovation at the energy utility Uniper in Düsseldorf on 15 October. The separation from EWI took place according to Dr. Hecking’s own wish and at best agreement with the boards of the institute. A successor is being searched for. Dr. Hecking has been managing ewi ER&S in a dual chairmanship with Dr. Christina Elberg since June 2015. He received outstanding attention recently e.g. for his work as the main scientific advisor to German Energy Agency’s (dena) “Leitstudie Integrierte Energiewende” (Study on Integrated Energy transition). [Press release (in German)]

dena presents Leitstudie Integrierte Energiewende – ewi ER&S is the main scientific advisor

4 June 2018 | Germany will be able to attain its goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 as well as by 95 % up to the year 2050 if the strains in all sectors are increased. Therefore, the roll-out and system integration of renewable energy sources must be forced, the end energy consumption has to be reduced by extensive energy efficiency efforts, and synthetic regenerative energy sources must be used on a big scale. A broad mix of technologies and energy sources makes the transformation of the energy system more cost-efficient than a fortified use of electricity-based applications. These are central results from Leitstudie Integrierte Energiewende (Study on Integrated Energy Transition) by Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena), which aims to give impulses for designing the energy system by 2050. ewi ER&S is the main scientific advisor to the study. [Study (in German)] [Press release by the client]