Lukas Schmidt, M.Sc.
has been working as a Research Associate at ewi ER&S and as a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Energy Economics (EWI) at the University of Cologne 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 ER&S, Lukas Schmidt studied Industrial Engineering at RWTH Aachen (Germany) and Aalto University Helsinki (Finland).
Workshop „Long-term Electricity System Planning“ for the Moroccan research pool ESMA
In the frame of this project funded by GIZ Morocco, ewi ER&S prepared and held a capacity-building workshop for Moroccan professors and members of the ministry of energy with the title “Introduction To Long-term Electricity System Planning“. The workshop was part of a study-trip by the Moroccan Research-Pool „Energy Systems Modeling and Analysis (ESMA)“. The goal of the Research-Pool ESMA and GIZ Morocco is to foster a local energy-system modeling community in order to support the political decision making process for the Moroccan energy transition and decarbonization pathway based on local competence. The workshop consisted of modules on different modeling techniques for investment and dispatch models in the energy sector, on scenario definition and interpretation as well as on the political decision making processes based on modeling studies.
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.