Projects from Dr. Ole Langniß in former employments

  • 2008 - 2014 Fichtner GmbH & Co KG
  • 2004 - 2008 Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland
  • 2002 - 2003 Universität Lund, Marie-Curie-Stipendium, Schweden
  • 1992 - 2001 Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Stuttgart, Deutschland
  • 2001 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Berkeley, DLR-Forschungssemester, USA

Assessment fo framework conditions for renewable energies - methodology phase

Customer: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, Great Britain, 2013 - 2014

A new assessment method including a realization plan is designed taking into account international “Best-Practice-Benchmarks“.
At the same time surveys and related tools will be prepared for putting the asssessment method into practise. Reporting, coordination and project lead are relevant tasks in the project.

Sustainable Development: Evaluation of the German Market Stimulation program

Customer: German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety, Berlin, 2004 - 2008

The German Market Stimulation program is the largest support program to trigger renewable energy technologies for heat supply in Europe with a volume of € 200 million (2006). The evaluation provides the ministry with reports on a regularly basis four times a year allowing to further develop the program and adapt it to actual market framework conditions. The reports comprise volume of support distributed spatially and technology wise. Avoided emissions and saved fossil energy are calculated. The share of subsidy on total lifecycle heat generation costs is calculated to justify the grant program against European Aid Regulations.

Stepwise towards effective European energy efficiency policy portfolios involving white certificates

Customer: European Commission, DG Energy and Transport 2005 - 2007

The EuroWhiteCert project support the conceptual and technical development of tradable white certificates systems covering energy savings and energy efficiency. In order to promote the introduction of such systems in the ecologically and economically most beneficial way at the European level, recommendations are made for handling the interactions of white certificates and their possible integration with other existing and planned tradable certificate and permit systems (such as green certificates, cogeneration certificates), with other policy tools for sustainable energy, as well as with the EU ETS and the JI and CDM schemes. The project involves a critical evaluation of the experiences with already established certificate schemes in the energy sector, with a particular emphasis on Energy Saving Companies (ESCO). Moreover, the practical implementation of a white certificate scheme is explored by developing a uniform measurement and verification methodology, certifying existing projects, identifying a set of alternative market participants and by eliciting voluntary demand among these. The prospective impact of a European white certificate scheme is assessed with help of a simulation game.

Renewables for Heating and Cooling

Customer: IA RETD in the International Energy Agency (IEA), Paris, 2006 - 2007

Heating in the industrial, commercial and residential sectors accounts for an estimated 40-50% of global final energy demand. But renewable energy technologies do not contribute significantly to providing that heat. The need for policies supporting heat from renewables is often overshadowed by efforts in transportation and power generation. The project describes different renewable energy technologies for heat supply and rates their development status. Generation costs are calculated. It summarizes the stage of deployment of these technologies in leading OECD countries. Policies means in OECD countries are reviewed and assessed on their effectiveness and efficiency. Taking a hands-on approach, it details the “carrot and stick” policies that, when combined with education programs, can vigorously support renewable technologies for heating and cooling.

Operating Agent for the IEA Implementing Agreement on Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IA-RETD)

Customer: International Energy Agency (IEA), Paris, 2006 - 2008

The Implementing Agreement on Renewable Energy Technology Deployment serves as a multilateral platform to exchange experiences on best ways to promote renewable energy technology deployment. It is financed by 10 individual OECD member states. The consultant assisted in framing the objectives and tasks. He built up an organizational structure to administrate an annual budget of € 1 million. He served as secretariat to the Executive Committee of the Implementing agreement. He initiated, tendered out, monitored and marketed a series of international studies and projects to promote further use of renewable energy technologies.

Sustainable Energy Policy: Provincial Renewable Heat Act Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

Customer: Ministry of the Environment Baden-Württemberg 2007

The Land Baden-Württemberg wishes to establish a Renewable Heat Act obliging house-owners to cover a certain percentage of their energy demand for space heating and domestic hot water with renewable energy sources. Assistance on formulating the proposal and accompanying implementation regulations is provided. This incorporates both technical and economical aspects. A review process was accompanied to incorporate stakeholder views. Interactions of the act with other European, federal and provincial regulations need to be taken into account. Standardized forms for house owners are developed.

Shaping the Energiewende...


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