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Dr. Wolf-Peter Schill

Dr. Wolf-Peter Schill

Head of the research area „Transformation of the Energy Economy“ of the

Energy, Transportation, Environment Department

Research Topics and Working Areas
Wolf-Peter Schill is leading the research area “Transformation of the Energy Economy” in the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). After studying environmental engineering at TU Berlin and Macquarie University Sydney, he obtained a doctoral degree in energy economics at TU Berlin. His research focuses on renewable energy integration, energy storage, electric mobility, and other sector coupling strategies. His methodological focus is open-source power sector modeling. At DIW Berlin, he works in various research projects with grants from German federal ministries and the European Commission. His work lead to numerous articles in leading international peer-reviewed journals such as Nature Energy, European Economic Review, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Energy Policy, and others. He is an active member of the Leibniz Research Alliance Energy Transition and the National Platform Future of Mobility.

Publications

Nature Energy

Start-up costs of thermal power plants in markets with increasing shares of variable renewable generation

2017 | Wolf-Peter Schill, Michael Pahle, Christian Gambardella
European Economic Review

On the economics of electrical storage for variable renewable energy sources

2018 | Alexander Zerrahn, Wolf-Peter Schill, Claudia Kemfert
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

Long-run power storage requirements for high shares of renewables: results and sensitivities

2018 | Wolf-Peter Schill, Alexander Zerrahn
Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy

Prosumage of solar electricity: pros, cons, and the system perspective

2017 | Wolf-Peter Schill, Alexander Zerrahn, Friedrich Kunz
DIW Weekly Report 4/5 / 2024

The Energy Transition in France: Expansion of Renewables Stalling, Good Progress on Heat Pumps

2024| Adeline Guéret, Wolf-Peter Schill
DIW Wochenbericht 4 / 2024

Energiewende in Frankreich: Ausbau Erneuerbarer stockt, gute Fortschritte bei Wärmepumpen

2024| Adeline Guéret, Wolf-Peter Schill
DIW focus 10 / 2023

Mixed Mid-Term Review for German Traffic Light Coalition in the Energy Transition; Significant Effort Needed to Achieve Targets

2023| Wolf-Peter Schill, Alexander Roth, Adeline Guéret, Felix Schmidt
DIW aktuell ; 90 / 2023

Gemischte Halbzeitbilanz für Ampel bei Energiewende – Gute Fortschritte bei Photovoltaik, schwache Dynamik bei Elektromobilität und Windenergie

2023| Wolf-Peter Schill, Alexander Roth, Adeline Guéret, Felix Schmidt
Sonstige Publikationen des DIW / Aufsätze 2023

Ampel-Monitor Energiewende #8: Aktuelle Zahlen zu Elektroautos

2023| Wolf-Peter Schill, Alexander Roth
Other refereed essays

Power Sector Effects of Alternative Options for De-fossilizing Heavy-duty Vehicles - Go Electric, and Charge Smartly

In: Cell Reports Sustainability [im Ersch.], 100123 | Carlos Gaete-Morales, Julius Jöhrens, Florian Heining, Wolf-Peter Schill
Other refereed essays

Ampel-Monitor Energiewende: ambitionierte Ziele, aber zu geringe Dynamik

In: Wirtschaftsdienst 104 (2024), 6, S. 427–430 | Wolf-Peter Schill, Alexander Roth, Adeline Guéret, Felix Schmidt
Refereed essays Web of Science

Shared Pooled Mobility: Expert Review from Nine Disciplines and Implications for an Emerging Transdisciplinary Research Agenda

In: Environmental Research Letters 19 (2024), 5, 053004, 20 S. | Felix Creutzig, Alexander Schmaus, Eva Ayaragarnchanakul, Sophia Becker, Giacomo Falchetta, Jiawei Hu, Mirko Goletz, Adeline Guéret, Kai Nagel, Jonas Schild, Wolf-Peter Schill, Tilmann Schlenther, Nora Molkenthin
Externe Monographien

Measuring the Dunkelflaute: How (not) to Analyze Variable Renewable Energy Shortage

Ithaca: arXiv.org, 2024, 29 S.
(arXiv ; 402.06758)
| Martin Kittel, Wolf-Peter Schill
Refereed essays Web of Science

Power Sector Effects of Green Hydrogen Production in Germany

In: Energy Policy 182 (2023), 113738, 15 S. | Dana Kirchem, Wolf-Peter Schill

Lectures

Vortrag

Wo steht die Energiewende? Live-Episode des Podcasts fossilfrei

Wolf-Peter Schill, Alexander Roth
Berlin, 22.06.2024
| Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, DIW Berlin
Vortrag

Alles Schnellladung oder was? – Batteriewechselsysteme als komplementäre Option zur Energieversorgung elektrischer LKW

Julius Jöhrens, Michel Allekotte, Manfred Werner, Martin Ruscher, Wolf-Peter Schill
Wien, Österreich, 24.04.2024 - 26.04.2024
| 45. Internationales Wiener Motorensymposium: Österreichischer Verein für Kraftfahrzeugtechnik
Vortrag

Variable Renewable Energy Droughts (“Dunkelflauten”) and Power Sector Implications: A Model-based Analysis in the European Context

Martin Kittel, Alexander Roth, Wolf-Peter Schil
Dresden, 12.04.2024
| Exploring Energy Demand Dynamics: 18th Conference on Energy Economics and Technology - ENERDAY 2024
Vortrag

Zur Rolle von Wasserstoff in der Energiewende

Wolf-Peter Schill
Berlin, 18.03.2024
| Sitzung des Ausschusses für Wirtschaft, Energie und Betriebe: Abgeordnetenhaus Berlin
Vortrag

Stromsektoreffekte grüner Wasserstoffproduktion in Deutschland

Dana Kirchem, Wolf-Peter Schill
Berlin, 15.12.2023
| Wasserstoffinfrastruktur (Technologien, Planung, Regulatorik, inkl. Derivate): Strommarkttreffen

Research Projects

Research Project

Distribution effects and incentive effects of coordinated climate and social policy

Current Project| Public Economics, Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

Open-source modeling of the future role of renewable hydrogen in Germany and Europe

Current Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

Development of an Evaluation Frame for the Introduction of Electromobility (DEFINE)

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

Die Auswirkungen des Atomausstiegs in Deutschland auf Strompreise und Klimaschutz in Deutschland und Europa

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

Future of Fossil Fuels in the wake of greenhouse gas neutrality (FFF)

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

General Economic and Sectoral Effects of the Promotion of Renewable Energies

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment, Firms and Markets
Research Project

Impact of Renewable Energy Sources (ImpRES)

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

Mainstreaming of Climate Risks and Chances in the Finance Sector

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

Mitigation of methane emissions - a rapid and cost-effective response to climate change

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

P2X (Kopernikus)

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

RealValue

Completed Project| Climate Policy
Research Project

Renewable Energy in German Federal States – Indicators and Ranking 2014

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

Stromspeicher als zentrales Element der Integration von Strom aus erneuerbaren Energien (StoRES)

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
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