Publications

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Holstenkamp, Lars; Wiesenthal, Jan; Memon, Najamul Saqib: Financing the polycentric energy transition - Definitions, literature review and research gaps

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Financing the polycentric energy transition - Definitions, literature review and research gaps
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The aim of this working paper is to review and illustrate the links between financing, energy and the current role of bottom-up models in financing the energy transition.

 

Transforming the energy system will require an estimated $110 trillion in global investment by 2050. The scale of the investment required makes it clear: investment will be needed by all actors. An increasingly important role is played by citizens. They can invest individually and become prosumers or organize themselves in so-called bottom-up models such as energy communities, citizen energy communities or local energy initiatives and jointly finance the investment costs.

 

In this study, we provide a brief overview of the different financing instruments. We also evaluate the existing literature on energy and financing.



Gährs, Swantje; Bluhm, Hannes; Kütemeyer, Leonie: Sustainable digitalization of a decentralized energy transition. State of research, relevant issues and current challenges

This working paper deals with the sustainable digitalization of a decentralized energy transition and the effects on technical processes, business models and participation processes. It presents the current state of research and sheds more light on relevant aspects from a sustainability perspective. Depending on the actor and implementation, the use of digitalization pursues different goals such as reducing complexity, increasing efficiency or digital participation. Depending on the primary goal, the use of certain digital technologies, tools and methods makes sense at different points in the energy system. For example, existing processes in the energy industry are digitalized and optimized, business models are further developed or newly designed through the use of digitalization, and digital tools are used in energy transition processes.


Publications at Magazines


Nesrine Ouanes, Jan Kegel, Jan Wiesenthal, Clara Lenk, Hannes Bluhm, Julika Weiß, Lukas Torliene: Prosuming – energy sufficiency and rebound effects: Climate impact of changing household consumption patterns in Germany

 

In the article, the environmental effects of changing consumption behavior of prosumers are investigated. Based on the results, recommendations for promoting energy sufficiency in prosumer households are derived.

 

Nesrine Ouanes, Jan Kegel, Jan Wiesenthal, Clara Lenk, Hannes Bluhm, Julika Weiß, Lukas Torliene (2022): Prosuming – energy sufficiency and rebound effects: Climate impact of changing household consumption patterns in Germany. TaTuP Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenschätzung in Theorie und Praxis 2022 31/2, p. 18-24

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Jan Wiesenthal, Frieder Schnabel: Multi-use of Community Energy Storage
The article presents the most promising energy services of community energy storage and their compatibility with an increase in self-consumption.

Jan Wiesenthal, Frieder Schnabel (2022): Multi-use of Community Energy Storage. Energy Services and their Compatibility with Increasing Self-consumption as Primary Service with a Focus on Germany. Atlantis Highlights in Engineering 2022 8, S. 143 - 151.
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Jan Knoefel, Frieder Schnabel: Community-based electricity storage in the neighborhood (only in german)
The paper presents potential grid and system services that can be provided by neighborhood storage in addition to self-consumption enhancement in a multi-use context.

Jan Knoefel, Frieder Schnabel (2021): Gemeinschaftlich genutzte Stromspeicher im Quartier. Transforming Cities 2021 2, S. 54-57, https://www.transforming-cities.de/
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Presentations at public events


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Jan Knoefel: Presentation: Multi use of Cummunity Energy Storage
The poster visualizes the core results of a study on the possible applications and combinability of energy services of neighborhood storage systems.

Jan Knoefel, 16.3.2021
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