ewi Energy Research & Scenarios is a non-profit organization focussing on applied economic research on energy markets and energy policy. We have a team of about 35 people, many of them simultaneously pursuing their PhD at the University of Cologne. Besides conducting research projects, we also offer research and development support as well as economic advice to government, organisations and companies. Thus, we regularly provide decision-makers with sound quantitative support based on our strong economic and modelling expertise.
What role do energy system models play in your research?
Energy system models are at the analytical core of our research. We run, and continuously improve, models of global fuel markets as well as the European electricity, gas, and heat markets. The distinctive feature of our modelling approach is the strong emphasis on economic theory alongside a deep understanding of the relevant technologies. Thus, the insights generated from our models reveal important findings about economic interdependencies and effects on top of mere technology-based analysis.