Projects

We help our customers to start new businesses, to design promotion instruments and to train employees for the Energiewende.

Business models for the energy supply industry in developing countries

Distributed generation based on renewable energies offer consumers in Developing Countries affordable electricity supply independent from partially unreliable centralized grids. By exploiting these technologies, the business models of existing utilities and investments in conventional power plans in these countries are both challenged.

In a short study the challenges and problems are sketched in detail and based on selected cases, potential solutions and new business models are sketched. Different scenarios are developed and courses of action for utilities and financing bodies are presented.
The results are documented in a report (English) and presented to the client in a presentation.

 

Function:

Expert for energy policy and energy systems; preparation of a short study sketching the problems, developing options of action and offering potential solutions.

Customer:

KfW Development Bank

Year:

2015 - 2016

Introduction of a Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff, Zambia

The Zambian government plans the introduction of a Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff (REFIT) which shall promote deployment of solar energy and biomass based electricity generation with fixed remunerations.

A study compares international experiences of such schemes with a focus on African nations. The findings of the study are discussed with stake-holders in a multi-stage process.

Function:

Energy Policy Specialist, Energy System Expert, Climate Change Expert, Review of legislative framework, Strategy recommendation, Preparation of study

Customer:

Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development, Sambia

Year:

2014

Climate Change Mitigation: Development of strategy for renewable energies, The People's Republic of China

Within the framework of development of a strategy for renewable energies, investigations are conducted into the experience made with thermal solar power plants, legislation for promoting renewable energies and legislation for renewable energies in power grids.

Function:

Project Manager, Energy Policy Specialist, Energy System Expert, Climate Change Expert, Wind energy expert, Project Management, Tariff formulation, Review of legislative framework, Strategy recommendation, Preparation of study, Economic analysis, Preparation of seminar

Customer:

CRS Center for Resource Solutions
San Francisco, USA

Year:

2009 - 2014

Temporary Managing Director, Smart Grids Plattform Baden-Württemberg e.V.

The Smart Grids Plattform Baden-Württemberg e.V. was founded in November 2013 with stakeholders from electricity supply industry, network operators, real estate developers, manufacturers of IT and other equipment.

The platform is dedicated to put the Smart Grids Roadmap Baden-Württemberg into action. This roadmap was developed in a joint effort with 140 stakeholders over the course of one year. Comprehensive smart grids projects in the German province of Baden-Württemberg shall be initiated and coordinated to demonstrate the feasibility and the benefits of smart grids. In particular, smart grids shall enable the integration of (distributed) renewable energy plants as well as create new value propositions in the field of energy supply.

Function:

Temporary Managing Director

Customer:

Smart Grids Plattform Baden-Württemberg e.V., Stuttgart, Germany

Year:

2014

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