Dr. Ole Langniß

Dr Ole Langniss, the company founder, has provided consulting services for public institutions and private companies on issues of energy policy for over 25 years. He has a wide range of experiences in the areas of energy economy, energy systems, energy policy and political, legal and regulatory consulting.

The project objectives he handled within the scope of his expertise include developing laws with a focus on renewable energies, introducing smart grids, rural electrification by means of renewable energies, organising a research collaboration for climate technology, strategy development for renewable energies and new energy technologies, frameworks for renewable energies and development of projects on climate protection.

In recent years, he has complemented his solid analytical background by working for a consulting company. He has worked in more than forty countries all over the world and has advised the Chinese government on the implementation of renewable energies for more than ten years.

Ole Langniss has published over 80 articles, studies and books and has held numerous presentations. Prior to his current position he worked for Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG, the not-for-profit research foundation for solar energy and hydrogen ZWS and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). He also spent a research semester at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories in Berkeley, California. He was a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow at Lund University, Sweden. He speaks German, English, Swedish and French. He has received international recognition, e.g. with his appointment as Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

His extensive, long-standing network includes state ministries of Baden-Wuerttemberg and other federal states of Germany, the German Federal Ministries for the Environment and the Economy, the European Union, the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This is a major benefit for the communication between his clients and these institutions. Furthermore, thanks to various co-operations with partners in Germany and internationally, he is also extremely well-connected with suppliers. For IEA, Ole Langniss set up the “Renewable Energy Technology Deployment” implementing agreement and acted as its operating agent. Moreover, as the provisional managing director, he was involved in the set-up of the Smart Grids Plattform Baden-Württemberg e.V. association. He cultivates contacts in the energy economy, with project developers, representatives of politics and science, and other players.


Curriculum Vitae

Name Dr. Ole Langniß
Date of Birth 1965
Nationality German
Languages Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Schwedisch
Qualification Dr. rer. pol. Dipl. Ing.

1996 - 2003 University of Stuttgart, External doctoral candidate, Thesis "Governance structures for promoting renewable energy sources"
1985 - 1992 Berlin Technical University, study of Industrial Engineering,award of degree of "Diplom-Ingenieur" (equivalent to MSc)


  • Lead Author, UN-Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • Smart Grids Plattform Baden-Württemberg e.V.
  • German Association of Engineers (VDI)
  • German Association for Solar Energy (DGS)
  • Ulm Initiative for Sustainable Economic Development, Germany
  • Expert group for "REN21-Renewable Global Status Report"

Professional Experience  28 Jahre

2016 – OLI Systems GmbH, Owner
2014 – Dr. Langniß – Energie & Analyse, Owner
2008 – 2014 Fichtner GmbH & Co KG, Stuttgart, Germany, Senior Consultant
2004 – 2008 Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg, Head of Systems Analysis Department, Stuttgart, Germany
2001 – 2003 Lunds University, Marie-Curie Post Doc Grantee, Lund, Schweden
2001 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Guest Researcher, Berkeley, California, USA
1992 - 2001 German Aerospace Center, Senior Scientist, Stuttgart, Germany

Shaping the Energiewende...


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