Governing the Energy Transition: Decentralized Actors, Digitalization, Financing

The Sustainable Energy System of the Future: Polycentric and Digital

For the energy transition in Germany to succeed, the energy system must be redesigned: On the one hand, many decentralized actors must be integrated, both technically and organizationally. On the other hand, the newly emerging polycentric energy system must be designed in a sustainable way - in other words, higher-level rules should focus on ecological, economic and socially just implementation. How do current framework conditions and institutions have to change for this? In six qualifiying theses, the SteuerBoard Energie junior research group is investigating how digital applications can support this change process and what kind of financing options are available.

The Project


The project explores how digitization is changing the governance of the energy transition.




How will the transformation of the energy system be financed? SteuerBoard Energie examines different options.




Many steering actors at different levels need a regulatory framework. The SteuerBoard Energie project is investigating how.




Research Group organizes Session at Leuphana Energieforum 2022

On September 6, 2022, the 10th Leuphana Energy Forum will take place on the topic "Social challenges of the accelerated energy transition". Participants will discuss recent developments in the energy sector as well as the resulting social challenges for consumers and possibilities for action, with the aim of achieving the broadest possible participation in the energy transition.



Article about energy sufficiency and rebound effects in prosumer households

The aim of the paper is to demonstrate the importance of the sufficiency behavior of energy prosumer households for the climate neutrality goals and to quantify the greenhouse gas emissions on household and energy system level in Germany. Based on the results, the scientists make recommendations for the promotion of energy sufficiency.



New member for SteuerBoard Energie

Since the beginning of May, the junior research group is joined by Julia Lüdemann as a new fellow researcher. After studying environmental and sustainability sciences at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, she has already gained project experience at the ECOLOG Institute in Lüneburg and is now looking forward to taking the next step with the PhD position.