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Appointment to the advisory board of the OTC platform Tender365

Since June 2019 Mr. Müsgens has been supporting the OTC platform Tender365 as advisory board. "By working as an advisor, I combine my scientific focus with empirical experience and thus actively contribute to the design of new digital solutions for the energy industry" says Prof. Dr. Müsgens. (link: https://www.tender365.energy/en/news/tender365-neue-beiratsmitglieder-berufen).
Tender365  is a digital marketplace for energy products and OTC trading founded in September 2018.


Presentation at the „39th International Symposium on Forecasting 2019“

From June 16th to June 19th 2019 the 39th international conference of the "International Institute of Forecasters" took place in Thessaloniki (Greece). As part of this event, which specializes in forecasting research, Mr. Mathias Käso had the opportunity to give a talk on "Trimming of forecasts in simple average combinations".


Presentations at the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Research Network "Energy Systems Analysis"

On May 23 and 24, 2019, the third annual meeting of the Research Network "Energy Systems Analysis" took place, which was organized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the project management Jülich (PtJ). The Department of Energy Economics was able to contribute to this event with the organisation of a workshop entitled "Improving Forecasts through Hybrid Approaches in Science and Practice". In the workshop, the results of the research projects ProKoMo and FOCCSI were presented by Mr. Möbius and Mr. Käso (for more information see https://www.b-tu.de/en/fg-energiewirtschaft/research/projects). Further topic-related presentations from practice and science were held by Mrs. Gronau from 50Hertz and Mr. Schönheit from TU Dresden.

The research projects FOCCSI and ProKoMo are funded by the BMWi on the basis of the 6th Energy Research Program.


Project kick-off „DecarbLau“

On February 20, 2019, the kick-off meeting for the project “Mobilising Endogenous Potentials for Structural Change – Decarbonisation in a Lignite Mining Region” (DecarbLau) took place. Using the example of the Lusatia region, the research project addresses the following question: How can a lignite phase-out be proactively accompanied in a structurally weak region? In addition to the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, the Halle Institute for Economic Research, the Innovationsregion Lausitz, the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) and the TU Dresden are involved in the project.

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the funding priority “Economics of Climate Change”.


Visit by Thomas Bareiß, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministery for Economic Affairs and Energy

Thomas Bareiß, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, visited the office of the project "Energy Systems of the Future" on 27th February. In the project, the Chair of Energy Economics heads the working group "Electricity Market Design" (together with IBER TU Clausthal).

Sebastian Kreuz represented our Chair and participated in the discussion with Mr. Bareiß, especially on the speed of the energy transition and the resulting challenges in the redesign of the market design of energy markets.


E-World: Discussion on the market design for the control power market, in particular mixed price procedure

On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019, Prof. Müsgens will attend a panel discussion on the current status of the control power market at the E-World. He is guiding the discussion as moderator. Participants, are among others, Heribert Kresse (RWE Supply & Trading GmbH) and Hendrik Sämisch (CEO of Next Power Plants). A video of the discussion you can find here.


Lecture in the Energy Economics Research Seminar: "Effects of electric vehicle charging strategies on the German power system"

The Chair of Energy Economics cordially invites you to a presentation in the Energy Economics Research Seminar in Winter Semester 2018/2019 entitled: 

"Effects of electric vehicle charging strategies on the German power system"

by Philipp Hanemann, Leipziger Stadtwerke GmbH.

The event will take place on Tuesday, 18. January from 15.30 pm in in room 2.28, building 3E. The lecture will be held in German.

All those who are interested are welcome to attend.


Lecture in the Energy Economics Research Seminar: "Wholesale Electricity Price Volatility – The Effect of Uncertain and Intermittent Renewable Energy Sources"

The Chair of Energy Economics cordially invites you to a presentation in the Energy Economics Research Seminar in Winter Semester 2018/2019 entitled:

"Wholesale Electricity Price Volatility – The Effect of Uncertain and Intermittent Renewable Energy Sources"

by Thomas Möbius, academic researcher at the Chair of Energy Economics, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg.

The event will take place on Tuesday, 18. December from 15.30 pm in in room 2.28, building 3E. The lecture will be held in German.

All those who are interested are welcome to attend.


Research Associate of EPRG

Prof. Müsgens becomes Research Associate at the Energy Policy Group (EPRG) in Cambridge.


ESYS debate contribution "Sector targets make climate protection more expensive and hinder sector coupling"

The academies' project "Energy Systems of the Future" (ESYS) is currently leading a debate on "Do Sectoral Aims to Improve Climate Protection Efficiently?". For this debate, Prof. Müsgens wrote a contribution entitled "Sector targets make climate protection more expensive and hinder sectoral coupling". The contribution is available online: Link.


Visit by EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič

On November 14th, EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič visited the BTU together with Prime Minister Woidke and Minister of Economy Steinbach and learned about the research work in our institute.


Lecture in the Energy Economics Research Seminar: "Self-scheduling of a Thermal Unit in Energy and Balancing Markets Considering Activation of Balancing Energy"

The Chair of Energy Economics cordially invites you to a presentation in the Energy Economics Research Seminar in Winter Semester 2018/2019 entitled:

"Self-scheduling of a Thermal Unit in Energy and Balancing Markets Considering Activation of Balancing Energy"

by Daniel Scholz, academic researcher at the Chair of Energy Economics, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg.

The event will take place on Tuesday, 27. November from 15.30 pm in in room 2.28, building 3E.

All those who are interested are welcome to attend


Lecture at the Energy Policy Research Group in Cambridge

Lecture on "The Solar Revolution - Who Made It Happen?" at the Energy Policy Research Group in Cambridge. Prof. Müsgens presents current research investigating cost degression in photovoltaic modules. The slides can be found here.


Lecture in the Energy Economics Research Seminar: "Model-based Analysis and Design of an improved European Electricity Market with high shares of Renewable Generation Technologies"

The Chair of Energy Economics cordially invites you to a presentation in the Energy Economics Research Seminar in Winter Semester 2018/2019 entitled:

"Model-based Analysis and Design of an improved European Electricity Market with high shares of Renewable Generation Technologies"

by Bettina Dallinger, academic researcher at the Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives at TU Wien.

The event will take place on Tuesday, 11th Novemberfrom 15.30 in in room 2.28, building 3E. The lecture will be conducted in English. 

All those who are interested are welcome to attend.


Trialog zur Zukunft des Strommarktes

Am 23. Oktober 2018 beteiligte sich unser Fachgebiet an einem Trialog zum „Strommarkt der Zukunft“ in Berlin. Die Veranstaltung diente dazu, die Themen unserer Arbeitsgruppe im Akademien-Projekt „Energiesysteme der Zukunft“ (ESYS) zu diskutieren. Ziel des Trialogs, der gemeinsam mit der HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform organisiert wurde, war es, Meinungen zur notwendigen Anpassung des Strommarktdesigns aus unterschiedlichen gesellschaftlichen Perspektiven mit Vertretern der Forschung zu diskutieren. Die eingeladenen Trialog-Partner vertraten Perspektiven der Politik & Verwaltung, der Wirtschaft und der Zivilgesellschaft. Mehr als 50 Personen fanden den Weg zum Pariser Platz in Berlin. Mit Hilfe von Vorträgen und Workshops wurde diskutiert, wie ein Energiemarkt in Zukunft ausgestaltet werden könnte, um das Ziel der Treibhausgasminderung auf effiziente Weise zu erreichen. Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie auf der Seite des Forschungsprojektes ESYS.


Lecture in the Energy Economics Research Seminar "Sektorkopplung – Optionen für die nächste Phase der Energiewende"

The Chair of Energy Economics cordially invites you to a presentation in the Energy Economics Research Seminar in Winter Semester 2018/2019 entitled:

"Sektorkopplung – Optionen für die nächste Phase der Energiewende"

by Dr. Cyril Stephanos, Deputy Head of the Project Office „Energy Systems of the Future", Berlin

The event will take place on Tuesday 10/09/2018 from 15.30 in in room 2.28, building 3E.

All those who are interested are welcome to attend.


Presentations at the 15th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM18), June 2018.

Presentation at the Institute of Energy Economics and Rational Energy Use (IER), University of Stuttgart, June 2018.

Institut für Energiewirtschaft und Rationelle Energieanwendung (IER) regularly organizes a seminar on energy modelling (Deutsch: Seminar Energiemodelle). Iegor Riepin was invited by IER to give a talk at the seminar on June 20th 2018. The topic of the presentation was ‘Integration of electricity and gas market models’.


Lecture on the 4th dialogue platform Power-to-Heat

On 11-12 June 2018, the 4th Dialogue Platform Power-to-Heat (www.vde.com/p2h-Nachbereitung) was held in Berlin by the Energietechnischen Gesellschaft des VDE (“Energy Technology Society of the VDE”) and the Energieforschungszentrums Niedersachsen (“Energy Research Center Lower Saxony”). During this event, Mr. Daniel Scholz gave a lecture entitled Economic efficiency of hybrid heat generation in industry - an empirical analysis.


The head of the working group “Electricity Market Design” in the academy’s project “Energy Systems of the Future”

Since April 2018, Prof. Felix Müsgens has led the working group “Electricity Market Design” in the academy’s project “Energy Systems of the Future” (Supported by Leopoldina, Acatech and Union of the German Academies of Sciences).

The research funding from the “Energy Systems of the Future” office should make it possible to prepare options for the transformation of the electricity market design for politicians and interested members of the public. The first meeting of the working group took place on 16 April 2018 in Berlin.

For more information, see the following links:


Is offshore wind already competitive? An analysis of two German auctions

BNetzA published the long-awaited results of the second German wind offshore auction last Friday. While bids were above the first auction’s, the auction also saw zero bids. We performed a quick analysis of both auctions – with the conclusion that increased (expected) profitability and “option bidding” were key drivers for zero bids: Link to the preprint version


ENERDAY 2012 – 12th International Conference on Energy Economics and Technology

On 27 April 2018 the 12th International Conference on Energy Economics and Technology (ENERDAY)took place in Dresden. As part of this conference, Mr. Sebastian Kreuz gave a lecture on “Analyzing the Relationship of German Retail Fuel Prices and Oil Prices” and Mr Thomas Möbius on “Integration of Electricity and Gas market – Accounting for Interdependencies and Uncertainty”.


Research Seminar Summer Term 2018

We invite you to participate in the research seminar hosted by the Chair of Energy Economics.

We are happy to invite interesting researchers to speak about current topics. Information about the scheduled presentations you can find  here.

Registration is not needed.


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