M.Sc. Smaranda Sgarciu


Building 3E - Room 2.21
T +49 (0) 355 69-4513

Consultation Hours: by arrangement, via mail

Since 09/2020: Research assistant at the Chair of Energy Economics

10/2017 – 09/2020: M. Sc. in Environmental and Resource Management, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg
Master Thesis: "Quantifying the effect of competition in the German Photovoltaic Auction program: an agent-based model".

06/2017 - 09/2020: Working Student at Elia Grid International in Berlin, Germany -  Working in the Regulation and Markets Department on the project "the Internet of Energy" within 50 Hertz and proposal drafting for Data Hubs.

10/2016 - 01/2017: Student Assistant at Politehnica University of Bucharest.

02/2015 - 07/2015: Exchange Studies in Electrical Engineering, Technical University 

07/2015 - 10/2015: Internship at ASTI Automation SRL in Bucharest, Romania.

10/2012 - 07/2016: Bachelor in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering with focus on Applied Electronics in German language, Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages, Politehnica University of Bucharest
Bachelor Thesis: “Modelling the proportional–integral–derivative controller for a two-tank water system”.

Publications / Working Paper

‘Discount factors and hurdle rates: the dark horses of capacity expansion planning’, ENERDAY 2021 - 15th International Conference on Energy Economics and Technology; Dresden, Germany, April 9th, 2021. PDF.


  • Energy Systems Modelling (ESM).

  • Wärmeversorgung und Wärmewirtschaft

  • Ausgewählte Themen der Energiewirtschaf


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